Children's National Health System cardiologist Gerard Martin, MD, discusses how pulse oximetry can save lives with WTOP. The noninvasive test can detect critical congenital heart disease in newborns.
Read the article
Want the latest Children’s National news and stories as they happen? Sign up to get our News & Events releases by email.
Children’s National Health System tests blood oxygen levels in newborns to detect congenital heart disease.
Children's National is a leader in research and advocacy in the effort to implement congenital heart disease screening for all newborns.
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect. Approximately 8 per every 1,000 babies are born with a form of CHD and about 280 outwardly healthy babies are discharged from hospitals every year with unrecognized CHD.
A parent talks about her child's experience after being diagnosed with transposition of the great arteries.