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Pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart defects in newborn infants: Should it be routine?
  1. Andrew K Ewer
  1. Correspondence to Dr Andrew K Ewer, Neonatal Unit, Birmingham Women's Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TG, UK; a.k.ewer{at}


Screening with pulse oximetry for critical congenital heart defects is the subject of much recent debate. This review will explore the recent evidence for screening and discuss how implementation of screening might be best achieved.

  • Neonatology
  • Congenital Abnorm
  • Cardiology
  • Screening

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