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Don’t Confuse PPHN Symptoms with Its Cause

December 22, 2011

Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) is a serious and life-threatening birth defect common to newborns whose mother ingested a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) during pregnancy. The symptoms of PPHN are numerous, painful, and include shortness of breath, dizziness, and fainting. If untreated, PPHN can ultimately cause right ventricular failure and death.


Medically, treating the symptoms of PPHN is crucial. Legally, confronting the cause of your child’s PPHN is equally important. In far too many cases, Lexapro (escitalopram) and other SSRIs are believed to be the cause of fetal PPHN. For this reason, the FDA and many physicians have advised patients to take great care in their decision to take Lexapro (escitalopram) during pregnancy.


Fears Nachawati specializes in protecting the rights of Lexapro victims and their families. Tragically, thousands of women who took Lexapro during their pregnancy – and whose children now suffer from PPHN and other birth defects – didn’t realize how dangerous their antidepressant really was. Contact our experts today for your free consultation. Call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email


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