What are general management principles for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN)?

Updated: Sep 03, 2019
  • Author: Kate A Tauber, MD; Chief Editor: Howard S Weber, MD, FSCAI  more...
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General management principles include the following:

  • Continuous monitoring of oxygenation, blood pressure, and perfusion

  • Maintaining a normal body temperature

  • Correction of electrolytes/glucose abnormalities and metabolic acidosis

  • Nutritional support

  • Minimal stimulation/handling of the newborn

  • Minimal use of invasive procedures (eg, suctioning)


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