Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn with transposition of the great arteries.

@article{Roofthooft2007PersistentPH,
  title={Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn with transposition of the great arteries.},
  author={Marcus T. R. Roofthooft and Klasina A Bergman and Tjalling W Waterbolk and Tjark W Ebels and Beatrijs Bartelds and Rolf M. F. Berger},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={1446-50}
}
BACKGROUND Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) in patients with transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is reported to be a high-risk and often therapy-resistant condition, associated with a high mortality. However, data on its incidence and prognosis are scarce and originate mostly from the era before introduction of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) therapy for PPHN. METHODS This is a retrospective study of consecutive newborns with TGA, admitted to a tertiary cardiac and… CONTINUE READING

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