Pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart disease

07/16/2014 | Journal of Pediatrics, The

Critical congenital heart disease (CCHD), which affects 1-3/1000 infants annually in the U.S., often is diagnosed by prenatal ultrasound or by clinical examination shortly after birth. Because a subset of these infants will be missed, there have been recent efforts to screen for CCHD with pulse oximetry screening (POS). This observational study shows that POS for CCHD can be successfully implemented for out-of-hospital births.

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