Newborn Screening Saves Little Lives -Every 15 minutes, a baby is born with congenital heart disease. If a critical CHD is not detected soon after birth, an infant can die. Thanks to improvements in diagnostic imaging and care, many congenital heart defects can be detected before a baby is born. But not always.
1 In Every 100 Children Will Be Born With Congenital Heart Defects (One Of Them Is Mine.)
Pulse ox is a non-invasive test that measures how much oxygen is in the blood and it's another part of #NBS Infants with heart problems may have low blood oxygen levels, and therefore, the pulse ox test can help identify babies that may have Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD).