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Ligation of patent ductus arteriosus in the very low birthweight newborn infant.
  1. R W Cooke,
  2. B Gribbin,
  3. A J Gunning,
  4. D Pickering


    Surgical closure of a patent ductus arteriosus was performed in 8 low birthweight infants suffering from cardiorespiratory failure secondary to a large left-to-right shunt. Mortality from the operation was nil, but only 4 (50%) ultimately survived. Earlier intervention may reduce mortality in these high-risk infants.

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