Childhood Heart Issues

Screening Newborns for Congenital Heart Disease Lowers Infant Cardiac Deaths

Screening newborns for congenital heart disease has drastically decreased infant cardiac deaths, reveals a new study.

Congenital heart disease accounted for 6 percent of U.S. infant deaths from 1999 to 2006. In 2011, critical congenital heart disease was added to the U.S.

Recommended Uniform Screening Panel for newborns but it is not known if the policy requiring screen for the most serious defects is associated with lower infant death rates.

Infants who were born between 2007 and 2013 were included in the study....

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