Interrupted Aortic Arch Medication

Updated: Sep 21, 2018
  • Author: Alvin J Chin, MD; Chief Editor: Syamasundar Rao Patnana, MD  more...
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Class Summary

Alprostadil (PGE1) is used for treatment of ductal dependent cyanotic congenital heart disease, which is due to decreased pulmonary blood flow.

Alprostadil IV (Prostin VR)

Used to maintain patency of the ductus arteriosus in neonates with ductal-dependent congenital heart disease until surgery can be performed. Has direct vasodilatation action on the ductus arteriosus and vascular smooth muscle.