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what goes hand and hand with pulmonary atresia

Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)

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what happens in pulmonary atresia

Absent pulmonary valve (closed off completely) or atretic (barely opens)

Only supply of blood to lungs is through the PDA

usually give prostaglandins to keep PDA open so lungs continue to get blood. If this closes you now have no blood flow to lungs