Pulse oximetry is noninvasive. It’s
quick and easy. It does not hurtyour baby.
The screening is mandated insome states, including Indiana.
The American Academy ofPediatrics, American HeartAssociation, March of Dimes,American College of Cardiologyand the federal government allrecommend that every newborn,even those that appear healthyare screened for heart defectswith pulse oximetry.
Did You Know?
Newborn HeartDefect Screening
One in 100 babies areborn with a congenitalheart defect.
Less than half are detectedprenatally. A non-invasive heartscreening, pulse oximetryscreening, can detect manydefects.
A pulse oximeter machine, with theprobe attachments.
For more information, visit thefollowing sites:www.noble-hearts.comwww.corasstory.comwww.pulseoxadvocacy.comwww.babyheartscreening.comwww.savebabies.orgwww.cdc.gov/ncbddd/pediatricgenetics/cchdscreening.Htmlwww.cdc.gov/ncbddd/pediatricgenetics/documents/CCHD-factsheet.pdf
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