Circulatory support of the sick preterm infant.

  title={Circulatory support of the sick preterm infant.},
  author={Istvan Seri},
  journal={Seminars in neonatology : SN},
  volume={6 1},
  • Istvan Seri
  • Published 2001 in Seminars in neonatology : SN
In the majority of preterm infants, especially during the immediate postnatal period, hypotension is primarily caused by abnormal peripheral vasoregulation and/or myocardial dysfunction and not by absolute hypovolemia. Therefore, aggressive volume resuscitation is not warranted and is potentially harmful. Volume support should be limited to 10-20 ml/kg of isotonic saline administration and, if sustained normalization of the blood pressure cannot be achieved, early initiation of cardiovascular… CONTINUE READING
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