Pulse Ox FAQs

  • What is a normal reading?
  • Can a baby with serious CHD have a normal pulse ox reading?
  • What if I have questions or do not want to have my baby screened for serious heart problems?
  • What is congenital heart disease (CHD)?
  • How is pulse ox performed?
  • Why is pulse oximetry used to screen for CHD?
  • What is pulse oximetry?
  • Who should be screened?