Care of the Child in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Role of PDA in the Very Low Birth Weight Infant

  • Cheryl L. Sikes
Conference paper


The role of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in the preterm infant has been reviewed extensively in recent years. Current advances in neonatal medicine have provided improved diagnostic methods for critically evaluating and managing PDA in the very low birth weight (VLBW) infant.


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Patent Ductus Arteriosus Heart Sound Surgical Ligation Indomethacin Therapy 
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