The ductus arteriosus rarely requires treatment in infants > 1000 grams.


We sought to determine the rate of spontaneous closure of the ductus arteriosus (DA) in very-low-birth-weight infants. This prospective observational study included 65 infants whose birth weight (BW) < 1500 g. Echocardiograms were done on day of life (DOL) 3 and 7, weekly for the first month, and bimonthly until ligation, discharge, or death. Treatment was… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1090594