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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Published Online First 28 July 2006
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