Which lab tests are indicated before beginning propranolol therapy in the treatment of infantile hemangioma?

Updated: Feb 06, 2019
  • Author: Richard J Antaya, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Baseline laboratory tests and evaluation may include the following:

  • Physical examination of the heart, lungs and peripheral vascular system
  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Electrocardiography (variable)
  • Echocardiogram (if considering PHACE syndrome or other clinical indications)
  • Pediatric cardiology consultation for evaluation and dosing recommendations (if any concerning findings)

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