Effects of left-to-right ductus shunting on left ventricular output and cerebral blood flow velocity in 3-day-old preterm infants with and without severe lung disease.

The effects of early left-to-right ductus shunting on left ventricular output (LVO) and cerebral blood flow velocity (CBV) were investigated in 3-day-old preterm infants by means of two-dimensional Doppler and M-mode echocardiography. Nineteen infants required mechanical ventilation because of severe lung disease (group A), and 19 had mild or no lung… CONTINUE READING