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Neonatal arterial thrombus mimicking congenital heart disease


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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