ductus arteriosus

Tailoring treatment for heart defect

By defining the clinical and genetic factors that predict treatment response, Vanderbilt investigators aim to personalize therapy for a common heart complication in preterm infants.

Antibiotics, fetal vessel defect linked

Certain antibiotics increase the risk of a congenital heart disorder called patency of the ductus arteriosis.

Antacids: risky for premature babies

Antacids that block a certain enzyme pose a risk for a common cardiac problem in premature infants.