Patent ductus arteriosus evaluation by serial echocardiography in preterm infants.

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BACKGROUND Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is associated with morbidity and mortality in premature neonates. METHODS The effect of serial echocardiography performed by a neonatologist and early targeted medical PDA treatment was evaluated and compared to historical controls. One hundred ninety-two infants <1,500 g were included and 45 infants had a PDA… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2008.00745.x

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