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Persistent ductus arteriosus

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Persistent/Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) connects aorta with main pulmonary artery (MPA) (or left pulmonary artery – LPA) and during fetal life serves as important right-left shunt => mixed blood flowing …

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Respiratory distress syndrome

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Successful postnatal adaptation depends mainly on 2 factors: Spontaneous breathing (water in lungs resorbed into blood/lymphatic vessels = gas exchange = increased pO₂ = pulmonary vasodilation = circulation changes see …

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