Table 3

 Frequency of diagnostic failure in congenital heart disease with and without pulse oximetry screening

Diagnostic methodsNo.Category of diagnostic failureCyanotic defects*All comparable defects†
No.FrequencyNo.Frequency
*Transposition of great arteries, Tetralogy of Fallot, pulmonary atresia, hypoplastic left heart, total anomalous pulmonary venous return, common arterial trunk.
†Transposition of great arteries, Tetralogy of Fallot, pulmonary atresia, hypoplastic left heart, total anomalous pulmonary venous return, common arterial trunk, pulmonary stenosis, coarctation of aorta, aortic atresia or stenosis, interrupted aortic arch, atrioventricular septal defect.
‡Includes two newborns (hypoplastic left heart, coarctation of aorta) without exact data from routine examination.
¶References as in table 1 except for 17, 20.
Clinical follow-up and routine examination1300 102Discharged undiagnosed1161:25873511:855
Discharged undiagnosed (normal routine examination)821:36602451:1224
Death without diagnosis after routine examination5‡15*1:20 006
Death without diagnosis after discharge2111:25 008
Pulse oximetry screen, clinical follow-up and routine examination¶40 286Discharged undiagnosed21:20 14381:5036
Death without diagnosis after routine examination0000
Death without diagnosis after discharge0000