Table 1 Characteristics of infants discharged with a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
Gestational age, weeks + daysBirth weight, gReceived indomethacinPDA size*Outcome of PDAAge at spontaneous closure†CLD‡O2*Diuretics*
124+6679NoSmallClosed: ECHO71YesYesYes
225+1766NoSmallClosed: ECHO52YesYesYes
325+3716YesSmallClosed: ECHO61YesYes
425+3762YesSmallOpen: 18 moN/ANo
526+6778YesSmallClosed: clinical76Yes
627+0775YesSmallClosure: 14 mo§N/AYesYes
727+11024NoSmallClosed: ECHO49Yes
828+01028NoNot statedClosed: ECHO48Yes
928+21294NoNot statedClosed: clinical39Yes
1028+3976NoSmallClosed: ECHO51No
1128+3983YesSmallClosed: clinical39Yes
1228+41214NoSmallClosed: ECHO60No
1329+0720YesSmallClosed: clinical47Yes
1429+0697YesSmallClosed: ECHO50YesYes
1529+11072YesSmallClosed: clinical56Yes
1629+41391NoSm-modClosed: ECHO48Yes
1729+4678YesNot statedClosed: clinical47YesYes
1830+31427NoSmallClosed: clinical34No
1931+41261NoSmallClosed: clinical41Yes
2032+51216NoSmallClosed: ECHO46No
2133+21498YesSm-modClosure: 12 mo§N/ANo
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  • *At the time of discharge.

  • †Age at spontaneous closure = post-menstrual age, in weeks.

  • ‡CLD, chronic lung disease; defined treatment with oxygen at 36 weeks’ post-menstrual age.

  • §Closed via cardiac catheterisation.

  • Sm-mod, small to moderate.