What is the role of ultrasonography in the workup of 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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Perform cranial ultrasonography if extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is considered in a newborn, to evaluate for intraventricular bleeding and for peripheral areas of hemorrhage or infarct as systemic heparinization is necessary.

Doppler flow studies can be a helpful adjunct in determining whether a nonhemorrhagic infarct is present.


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