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ABSTRACT: This report describes a 91-year-old patient with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) complicated by combined valvular disease (CVD) (aortic and mitral stenosis, and aortic, mitral, pulmonic and tricuspid regurgitation). This patient seems to be the oldest living female with PDA and CVD hitherto reported in the medical literature. The patient developed several bouts of congestive heart failure which were treated medically. She not only has survived without surgical management, but is still enjoying her life at age 91. The features of PDA in the elderly are reviewed.
Internal Medicine 06/1997; 36(5):340-4. · 0.97 Impact Factor