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Small Hearts. Big Challenges.
Early Detection Leads to Early Prevention Small hearts can conceal big challenges, especially when it comes to congenital heart defects. It’s one of the most common birth defects in the U.S. and the leading killer of infants with birth defects. What if we could do something simple to ensure...
13 Jan 2015
Our #CHDweek Message: Pulse Ox Saves Lives!
Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) accounts for 27% of infant deaths that are caused by birth defects - the most common birth defect in the U.S. Early detection is key, which is why advocates across the country are speaking up for a simple, life-saving test for all newborns. Pulse oximetry screening...
10 Feb 2014
Advocate Testifies about the Importance of Newborn Screenings
Great news for congenital heart defect advocates! On Thursday, September 26 th You’re the Cure and March of Dimes advocate Joye Mullis testified in front of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Children and Families about the importance of pulse oximetry screening...
30 Sep 2013
Pursuing Pulse Ox Around the Country
All across America, You're the Cure advocates and American Heart Association staff are working to ensure newborn babies are screened for congenital heart defects before they leave the hospital. A quick, painless screening using pulse oximetry- really just like a Band Aid placed on the toe or finger...
1 Mar 2013
State Spotlight! CA Passes Heart Defect Screening Law
California recently became the 9th state to pass legislation that will benefit thousands of newborn babies starting July 1, 2013. AB 1731 ensures that every California newborn delivered in a birthing facility will be given the pulse oximetry test to identify critical congenital heart defects (CCHD)....
5 Oct 2012
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