Am I just dumb or does anyone else hear "continuous, machine-like murmur" and think PDA?

Damian Kidd

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I actually remember a UWorld question like that. And the question stem didn’t match PDA.

But I of course just clicked PDA because of the machine murmur and like low percentage correct.

Question that just makes you question life.
Vignette was a 2 day old infant who was dusky and irritable, cyanotic, mild-to-moderate respiratory distress, continuous machine like murmur, lactate elevated, failure of which embryologic process is most likely.

And I thought the answer was sth like obliteration, but the answer was spiralling.

Because TGA.