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Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a congenital (present at birth) heart defect where there is an extra blood vessel in a baby’s heart. Sometimes a PDA will close on its own, but if your baby is born early or has other medical conditions, treatment may be needed. If your baby is born with PDA, our board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric cardiologists and heart surgeons are here to answer your questions and ease your concerns. Our Nemours Children's Cardiac Center teams support your family from diagnosis through treatment — and help your child live their life to the fullest.

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World-class heart care requires the compassion to understand your family's journey, and the expertise to heal even the most complex conditions. Our cardiac surgeons treat a vast array of congenital heart defects in infants, children and teens, using the most innovative, up-to-date approaches. Our specialty is the early detection and repair of heart problems, so your child will have the best possible chance for a healthy future. 

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