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Understanding the Pathophysiology, Implications, and Treatment Options of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in the Neonatal Population

Patent ductus arteriosus¬†(PDA) is the persistence of a fetal shunt between the pulmonary artery and the aorta. This structure normally closes in the first 3 days after birth; however, closure is delayed in up to 80% of infants born at … Continue reading

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Post-ligation cardiac syndrome

Before birth the two main arteries connected to the heart are linked by a blood vessel called the ductus arteriosus, which is an essential part of foetal blood circulation. This vessel should close shortly after birth but sometimes doesn’t (patent … Continue reading

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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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