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[Correspondence] Pulse oximetry screening for congenital heart defects

07 Sep 2013

Convincing evidence supports newborn screening for critical congenital heart defects (CCHD) with pulse oximetry. In 2011, after endorsement by the Secretary for Health and Human Services and key professional societies, CCHD screening with pulse oximetry was added to the recommended uniform screening panel in the USA. Currently, 26 states have signed legislation regarding CCHD screening, and most remaining states are making progress towards implementation of screening.

Date: 
7 September 2013

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet