What is the danger for infants with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) who have a partial response to inhaled nitric oxide (iNO)?

Updated: Sep 03, 2019
  • Author: Kate A Tauber, MD; Chief Editor: Howard S Weber, MD, FSCAI  more...
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Current ECMO entry criteria are suitable for situations in which newborns with PPHN respond well or not at all to iNO and/or high-frequency oscillatory treatment. [2] In newborns with partial response to iNO and/or high-frequency oscillatory treatment, because ECMO criteria are never met, these patients may develop lung damage and even die waiting.


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