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Patent ductus arteriosus – is ‘wait and see’ a better approach?

Patent ductus arteriosus is a condition in which a gap between two of the main blood vessels leading from the heart fails to close after birth. In recent years the approach to this condition has changed from one where an … Continue reading

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Patent Ductus Arteriosus in the Preterm Infant: Diagnostic and Treatment Options

The incidence of hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (hsPDA) increases with decreasing gestational age and is associated with many common morbidities of extreme prematurity. Controversies remain surrounding the definition of hsPDA, the population of infants requiring treatment, the appropriate timing … Continue reading

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