Baby Heart Screening

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Why Should I Get My Baby Screened?

Posted by : | July 13, 2012

When we’re pregnant, we don’t want to imagine something could be wrong with our baby’s heart. Don’t heart defects happen to other families? Truth is, they happen to any family. What if a simple, quick, Continue Reading

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What Is Newborn Heart Screening?

Posted by : | July 13, 2012

Pulse ox probe on a newborn.

About one percent of babies are born with a congenital heart defect (CHD), or malformation of the heart that develops before the baby is born. CHD is the most common birth defect, however sometimes Continue Reading

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States Currently Screening All Babies for Heart Defects

Posted by : | July 13, 2012

  Please visit the CCHD Screening Map for detailed information about the status of legislation, recommendations and screening progress in each state.  Note: Other states have added newborn heart screening to their panel, but are not Continue Reading

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How Can I Get My Baby Screened?

Posted by : | July 12, 2012

While many states currently have mandated screening programs, several hospitals across the country are screening every baby in states without mandated screening. Before giving birth, check with your hospital to see if newborn heart screening Continue Reading

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My Baby Failed Heart Screening

Posted by : | July 9, 2012

Hearing something might be wrong with your new baby is enough to send a parent into panic mode. While false negatives (passing the test, but not having a heart defect) are low, they do happen. Luckily Continue Reading

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Home and Birth Center Births (For Parents and Providers)

Posted by : | July 13, 2011

Information for Parents While hospitals have pediatric pulse oximeter probes, not all homebirth attendants and birth centers do. Just like with metabolic (heel stick) newborn screening and hearing screening, you should still get your baby Continue Reading

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Pulse Ox Screening for CCHD: Evidence-Based Care

Posted by : | July 13, 2012

Pulse oximetry has proven to be an effective way to screen for congenital heart disease in some infants. On this page, we briefly outline the results of research studies. Pulse oximetry screening for congenital heart defects in newborn infants (PulseOx): a Continue Reading

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Screening Algorithm

Posted by : | July 12, 2012

For an interactive online application to enter data from screens and interpret data, visit PedsPulseOx.com. CDC Screening Algorithm Continue Reading

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Pulse Ox Screening: A History

Posted by : | July 11, 2012

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CCHD Screening Map- Legislation and Pilot programs

Posted by : | July 10, 2012

The CCHD Screening Map from 1in100.org and the Newborn Coalition outlines screening activity in all states, including legislation and pilot programs. Click on the interactive map for Continue Reading

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Further Reading

Posted by : | July 10, 2012

Other academic sources: STAR-G: CCHD Screening Fact Sheet Strategies for implementing screening for critical congenital heart disease. Kemper AR, Mahle WT, Martin GR, Cooley WC, Kumar P, Morrow WR, Kelm K, Pearson GD, Glidewell J, Grosse Continue Reading

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Starting a Screening Program

Posted by : | July 8, 2012

Are you interested in being champion for newborn heart defect screening at your hospital? Your efforts will save lives. By now, you’re probably familiar with the studies and papers that show pulse oximetry screening works. Continue Reading