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Pulse Ox Bill Heads to Governor's Desk!

by Julie H. on Monday, June 10, 2013


The Louisiana Legislature wrapped up its 2013 session on June 6th. The American Heart Association is thankful that the House and Senate unanimously supported its priority issue, pulse ox. If signed by Governor Jindal, House Bill 322 by Rep. Ledricka Thierry will ensure that all Louisiana birthing facilities use pulse ox to screen newborns for heart defects.

Pulse ox is the most effective way to detect heart defects in newborns, often catching cases that prenatal screenings miss. Plus, it’s non-invasive, cost effective and uses the latest science.
 
A special thank you to You’re the Cure advocates and parent advocates who helped advance the bill to the Governor’s desk! 

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