How is the diagnosis of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) confirmed?

Updated: Sep 03, 2019
  • Author: Kate A Tauber, MD; Chief Editor: Howard S Weber, MD, FSCAI  more...
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The diagnosis of PPHN is confirmed by echocardiography. The cardinal findings include right ventricular dilatation, deviation of the interventricular septum, tricuspid regurgitation, and right-to-left shunting at the levels of the patent foramen ovale and patent ductus arteriosus. [5]

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