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Screening all newborns for heart defects could save hundreds of lives a year

2 May 2012

All babies should be screened at birth for heart defects using a cheap simple test that will pick up three out of four affected infants.


Around 5,000 babies are born each year suffering from congenital heart disease, with around half diagnosed before they leave hospital.  But the remaining babies who show no visible signs of the condition are at risk of life-threatening problems unless they are treated promptly.


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