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In the US 4,800 babies are born each year with a critical congenital heart defect (CCHD) and they are at risk for disability or death if not detected at birth. Pulse ox screening can detect CCHD and save a baby's life, so it's important for all babies to be screened! Go to www.babysfirsttest.org to learn more about Pulse Ox screening.

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15 Kids Valentines Crafts

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1 In Every 100 Children Will Be Born With Congenital Heart Defects (One Of Them Is Mine.)

Heart kids rock! 1 in 100 babies are born with a broken heart. Info at http://www.corashopesanddreams.org

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Every 15 Minutes: Facts on Congenital Heart Disease

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.

CHD Awareness - According to the March of Dimes, congenital heart defects are the #1 birth defect. In the US alone, over 25,000 babies are born each year with a congenital heart defect. That translates to 1 out of every 115 to 150 births