Accepted at 11:13 p.m. Jan, 09, 2024 by Cameron
Author: spammerguy
Related Note: 1471990607962
Rationale for change

it is not appropriate to use the terminology PDA in adults as the ductus arteriosus would have closed by then, therefore not "patent". Insertion of ductus arteriosus is a much better alternative.

https://www.uptodate.com/contents/clinical-manifestations-and-diagnosis-of-coarctation-of-the-aorta

According to uptodate: Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a narrowing of the descending aorta, which is typically located at the insertion of the ductus arteriosus just distal to the left subclavian artery

https://next.amboss.com/us/article/4403jT?m=zrarPN#Zc3c9c3d344aebcd85120ce46cb2d8468
Amboss article shows an obliterated ductus arteriosus.

Quote from FA 2023: Aortic narrowing near insertion of ductus arteriosus (“juxtaductal”)
Source: AMBOSS - https://next.amboss.com/us/article/4403jT?m=zrarPN#Zc3c9c3d344aebcd85120ce46cb2d8468

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