All newborns in Pennsylvania are now screened for critical congenital heart defects before leaving the hospital. And, it's because of the hard work of our many passionate and committed advocates that this lifesaving legislation was passed in 2014.
A quick and painless procedure called pulse-oximetry is performed on all newborns before they leave the hospital to screen for critical congenital heart defects. Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defect in the United States, and early detection and treatment are crucial.
It's Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, and it’s important that we all stand together to raise awareness to help save little hearts across the country. All babies deserve a healthy heart – learn how you can help ensure our newborns leave the hospital healthy: http://bit.ly/1xBlpla