A premature infant weighing 1 lb, 10 oz and 1

A premature infant weighing 1 lb, 10 oz and 1 week old begins exhibiting reduced oxygen saturation levels, bradycardia, and cyanosis. The infant’s respirations are being maintained with mechanical ventilation. Increased oxygen concentration is required to maintain oxygen saturation levels at 90%. The chest radiograph reveals IRDS as resolving. The echocardiogram indicates a PDA.

Explain the two treatment options, drug therapy, or a surgical procedure used to close the PDA.


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