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Congenital Heart Defect

1% of babies are born with congenital heart defects, wherein the structure of the heart is abnormal. 1 in 4 of these have critical defects that usually require a procedure or corrective surgery in infancy and some can be fatal if not recognized and treated promptly in the newborn period.

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Systematic reviews 

Systematic Review: Pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart defects in asymptomatic newborn babies: a systematic review and meta-analysis  (2012)

Systematic Review: Pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart defects in asymptomatic newborn babies: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Thangaratinam S, Brown K, Zamora J, Khan KS, Ewer AK

Thangaratinam S, Brown K, Zamora J, Khan KS, Ewer AK

Objective: To assess the performance of pulse oximetry as a screening method for the detection of critical congenital heart defects in asymptomatic newborn babies.

Systematic Review: Pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart defects in asymptomatic newborn babies: a systematic review and meta-analysis  (2012)

Systematic Review: Pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart defects in asymptomatic newborn babies: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Thangaratinam S, Brown K, Zamora J, Khan KS, Ewer AK

Thangaratinam S, Brown K, Zamora J, Khan KS, Ewer AK

Objective: To assess the performance of pulse oximetry as a screening method for the detection of critical congenital heart defects in asymptomatic newborn babies.