In the initial nine months after New Jersey required pulse oximetry screening of all newborns, 99% of 73,000 babies were screened for heart defects, a study in the journal Pediatrics showed. The statewide screening program detected critical congenital heart defects in three babies and other conditions, including pneumonia and sepsis, in 17 babies, researchers said.
N.J. screening program for heart defects shows promising results
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