Management of patent ductus arteriosus: a comparison of operative v pharmacologic treatment.

Abstract

Over a 5-year period ending June 1986, 183 premature infants with evidence of a hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) associated with cardiopulmonary compromise underwent pharmacologic and/or surgical ductal manipulation. One hundred seven infants underwent surgical ligation and 76 initially received indomethacin. The average birth… (More)

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