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Neonatal arterial thrombus mimicking congenital heart disease
  1. D Kenny,
  2. B Tsai-Goodman
  1. Department of Congenital Heart Disease, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    B Tsai-Goodman
    Department of Congenital Heart Disease, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol BS2 8BJ, UK; Beverly.Tsai-Goodman{at}ubht.swest.nhs.uk

Abstract

Spontaneous neonatal arterial thrombosis is rare in the neonatal period. Four cases of neonatal arterial thrombosis presenting with suspected congenital heart disease are reported. The urgency for a correct diagnosis in this setting and the need for active treatment for a remediable condition are emphasised. These treatment options are discussed.

  • LMWH, low-molecular-weight heparin
  • LPA, left pulmonary artery
  • PGE1, prostaglandin E1
  • tPA, tissue plasminogen activator
  • UFH, unfractionated heparin

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Footnotes

  • Competing interests: None declared.

  • Published Online First 28 July 2006

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