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A 3-Month-Old Girl with a Persistent Cough and Respiratory Distress

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  1. Reassure the patient and perform no additional testing at this time. Asymptomatic vascular rings are not indications for surgery. An ECG and echocardiogram will not rule in or out the diagnosis of vascular ring. She is not wheezing or complaining of dyspnea, so there is no need for pulmonary function tests at this time.

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