What is the initial recommended concentration of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) for the treatment 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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Currently, the initial recommended concentration of iNO is 20 ppm. Higher concentrations are not more effective and are associated with a higher incidence of methemoglobinemia and formation of nitrogen dioxide. [42]


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