ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Pulse Oximetry Screening For Critical Congenital Heart Defects In Asymptomatic Newborn Babies

    Dr. Ramesh Neelannavar, Dr. Keludeppa Talawar, Dr. Vinaykumar, Dr. Gangadhar Mirji
    JCDR. 2024: 741-744


    Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a leading cause of infant mortality, accounting for more deaths than any other type of malformation. The incidence of CHD varies between 4-10/1000 live births in India.About 1 in every 4 babies born with a heart defect has a critical congenital heart defect (Critical CHD, also known as critical congenital heart disease).In Asymptomatic new borns measurement of oxygen saturations using pulse oximeter on the Right hand and foot was carried out after 24hrs of birth. Saturations above 95% was regarded as having negative screen. Out of total 400 neonates were screened and 7 cases of hypoxemia were identified. They were subjected to ECHO and4 had diagnosed to have critical congenital heart disease (TGA, TAPVC, DORV) and two cases had ASD and one was normal. Negative screen did not report back with any symptoms.


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