Pulmonary hypertension of the newborn.

  title={Pulmonary hypertension of the newborn.},
  author={Stephen A. Stayer and Yang Liu},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical anaesthesiology},
  volume={24 3},
Pulmonary hypertension presenting in the neonatal period can be due to congenital heart malformations (most commonly associated with obstruction to pulmonary venous drainage), high output cardiac failure from large arteriovenous malformations and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). Of these, the most common cause is PPHN. PPHN develops when pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) remains elevated after birth, resulting in right-to-left shunting of blood through foetal… CONTINUE READING


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