What is included in emergency department (ED) care for patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)?

Updated: Nov 20, 2018
  • Author: Luke K Kim, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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General measures in prehospital and emergency department (ED) care for a patient with suspected patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) consist of supplemental oxygen for any hypoxia, pulmonary support, and supportive care. Other measures include sodium and fluid restriction as well as correction of any anemia.


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