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Oregon Screening Standards Bill for Infant Heart Defects Passes Senate 
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
"A bill that will help to detect infant heart defects passed the Senate today on a bipartisan vote. Senate Bill 172 will require all newborns to be screened for congenital heart defects using pulse oximetry, an effective tool in the early detection of heart defects."
Nebraska - Newborn heart test bill passes first hurdle 
Friday, February 8, 2013
Heart Smart: CCHD Screening for Providers  
Friday, January 25, 2013
Produced by Children's National Medical Center
Heart Smart: CCHD Screening for Families 
Friday, January 25, 2013
Produced by Children's National Medical Center
Centregra offers ECHO heart screening 
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Utah studies how to screen newborns for heart defects 
Friday, November 23, 2012
"With a $900,000 federal grant, the Utah Department of Health will pilot the screening test at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray and the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. The state hopes to learn how much it would cost to implement the screening and how to ensure rural newborns get echocardiograms after a failed pulse oximeter test."
Chesterton High School teen thankful heart defect was found 
Thursday, November 22, 2012
"For years, the 15-year-old Chesterton High School freshman underwent sports physicals. But, during a visit this fall to a CVS MinuteClinic in Chesterton, nurse practitioner Natalie Babcock heard something no one else had: a murmur."
Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease: Potential Roles of Birth Defects Surveillance Programs — United States, 2010–2011 
Friday, October 26, 2012
CCHD screening guidelines: Implementation of standardized protocols, Part 2 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
"This second article of the educational activity, CCHD Screening Guidelines, is designed to provide guidance on the use of screening for CCHD using pulse oximetry to improve early detection in newborns across a range of care settings."
Pulse Ox Test Helps Save Babies 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
"Her mother, Suad, related how Jumana, who looked healthy at birth, was diagnosed with a critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) following a routine pulse oximetry test within 24 hours of delivery. The early detection proved to be crucial in saving the Emirati girl’s life."

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