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What is persistent pulmonary hypertension in a newborn?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
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In brief: PPH

In utero the lungs are not expanded and therefore the blood flow is impeded too.
So the pressure in these vessels are high. When baby is born since the lung inflates the pressure in these vessel now slowly decrease dramatically. Pph is when the pressure in the vessels does not decrease and thereby difficult to deliver oxygen to the baby. It can resolve with medicines and sometimes without but usua.

In brief: PPH

In utero the lungs are not expanded and therefore the blood flow is impeded too.
So the pressure in these vessels are high. When baby is born since the lung inflates the pressure in these vessel now slowly decrease dramatically. Pph is when the pressure in the vessels does not decrease and thereby difficult to deliver oxygen to the baby. It can resolve with medicines and sometimes without but usua.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Persistent PH

Persistent fetal blood flow occurs when the general and lung circulation does not properly convert from the state of the pre-born fetus to the normal circulation of the new born.
The condition can be associated with high blood pressure in the lungs called pulmonary hypertension (ph).

In brief: Persistent PH

Persistent fetal blood flow occurs when the general and lung circulation does not properly convert from the state of the pre-born fetus to the normal circulation of the new born.
The condition can be associated with high blood pressure in the lungs called pulmonary hypertension (ph).
Dr. Charles Burger
Dr. Charles Burger
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