Healing Preemie Hearts | Focus on Health

Ever heard of a ductus arteriosus? It’s the vessel that allows babies to breathe in the womb! Normally it closes right after a baby is born, but sometimes, most often in premature infants, it remains open. That can cause issues that endanger a newborn’s ability to breathe and thrive. Doctor Frank Ing of UC Davis Health discusses how advancements in new tools and treatment are allowing doctors to close that vessel and speed recovery.