Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn
An association has been drawn to maternal use of antidepressants in the third trimester. However, studies linking maternal use of NSAIDs had mixed results.
Management includes cardiorespiratory intervention, treatment of associated conditions (such as antibiotics for neonatal infection), treatment of acidosis, and monitoring of oxygenation level. Treatments to maintain targeted oxygen saturation level include mechanical ventilation, supplemental oxygen, and assisted ventilation. Vasodilators may be prescribed to regulate vascular resistance. In extreme cases, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation may be required.
P29.30 – Pulmonary hypertension of newborn
233815004 – Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn