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Post Patent Ductus Arteriosus Ligation Syndrome (Postligation Cardiac Syndrome, PLCS)

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Cardiology

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Description:

Following ligation of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) a preterm infant may develop a constellation of complications termed the postligation cardiac syndrome (PLCS) or post patent ductus arteriosus ligation syndrome (PPDALS). Ligation of the PDA can result in an increase in systemic vascular resistance (SVR) and a decrease in preload.

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