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Wyoming, We Can Do More to Save Newborn Lives

 

Congenital heart disease is among the most common birth defects and is the leading cause of birth defect-related deaths. A simple, low-cost, test can detect critical congenital heart defects and save the lives of newborn children.  Every state in the country, except Wyoming, has some form of pulse oximetry testing requirement or statewide program because the data is clear: It saves lives.

A study from the Colorado School of Public Health found that over 50% of the new born children who had critical congenital heart defects died if they were not given the test and were sent home.

Wyoming, we can do something about that. If you're interested in learning more, please reach out to Kristen Waters, Government Relations Director for Wyoming, at Kristen.waters@heart.org

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