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! Congenital Heart Defect, Hands Painting Heart, Heart Made Of Hands Jpg
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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.)