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A patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in infants born premature can present significant management challenges for neonatal providers.
Quantifying a hemodynamically significant PDA (hsPDA) represents the first hurdle, however, identifying the best evidence-based approach amongst conservative, pharmacologic, and/or interventional management options has proven to be even more complicated.
Within the conservative arm, furosemide to reduce pulmonary edema and improve lung function has spawned several discussions given the concerns for its upregulation of prostaglandin E2 in the kidneys and conflicting outcomes data.
There remains no consensus regarding furosemide use in hsPDAs. In this perspective article, we summarize the approach to defining a hsPDA, review the current practice of furosemide use in the management of hsPDA, and suggest an approach to fluid management and diuresis to address the question: is the routine use of furosemide in hsPDA merited in current practice?