10/10/2013

Starting in April 2014, all newborns in Michigan will routinely undergo pulse oximetry to monitor oxygen saturation levels in the blood and screen for critical congenital heart disease. The state's Department of Community Health said it is adding the noninvasive procedure to its newborn screening program. Congenital heart defects occur in 9 in 1,000 newborns, said Michigan health officials.

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