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LA House Passes Pulse Ox Bill

by Julie H. on Friday, May 10, 2013

Congenital heart defects (CHD) are the most common birth defects in the U.S. and the leading killer of infants with birth defects. They take a significant emotional and financial toll on families across Louisiana.

That's why we're thrilled on Wednesday, May 8th the House of Representatives voted in favor of the pulse ox bill (House Bill 322) that ensures all newborns receive a pulse oximetric screening before going home to detect heart defects. Pulse oximetry is a simple, non-invasive and inexpensive test that can identify some infants with a congenital heart defect before they show signs of a CHD and potentially save their lives. The pulse ox bill now heads to the Senate. Watch for You're the Cure alerts on how you can help!

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