Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Ventricular Dysfunction in Growth-Restricted, Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonates

@article{Danhaive2005PulmonaryHA,
  title={Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Ventricular Dysfunction in Growth-Restricted, Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonates},
  author={Olivier Danhaive and Renee E Margossian and Tal Geva and Stella Kourembanas},
  journal={Journal of Perinatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={25},
  pages={495-499}
}
This case series reports an acute episode of hypoxemia and systemic hypotension in seven infants under 1 kg, taking place several hours or days after birth, after a period of stability and in the absence of significant lung disease. These patients were growth-restricted at birth and had a history of chronic fetal hypoxia and oligohydramnios. Pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular dysfunction were found by echocadiography. Right ventricular ejection fraction was significantly depressed… CONTINUE READING
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