Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics

Volume 7 Number 4, October 2002

Use of Prostaglandin E2 in Neonatal Emergency Transport: A Case Report


A male newborn born in a private hospital with undiagnosed interrupted aortic arch presented with circulatory collapse on day 2 is reported. The neonatal emergency transport team (NET) used intravenous Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) infusion at the referring hospital for suspected systemic ductus dependent congenital heart disease. He responded with improved circulation and was safely transported to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of Queen Elizabeth Hospital. (HK J Paediatr (new series) 2002;7:223-226)

Key words : Interrupted aortic arch; Neonatal emergency transport; Newborn; Prostaglandin E

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