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Stephanie Prescott

Clinical Care of the Neonate With Cardiovascular Disease


Nurses and providers often encounter neonates with prenatally diagnosed or undiagnosed cardiovascular disease in the delivery room, well-baby nursery, or neonatal intensive care unit. Distinguishing between respiratory and cardiovascular disease is imperative for proper management. In this talk, I will review normal fetal, neonatal, and transitional circulation, and critical congenital heart diseases, their early presentation and initial treatment strategies. I will also discuss the cardiovascular implications and management strategies of common delivery complications and of prematurity.