This article published in Congenital Cardiology Today discusses the value of early diagnosis for critical congenital heart disease in newborns while acknowledging that not all birth facilities can follow up on a failed pulse oximetry screening. The use of telemedicine is discussed as an alternative solution for asymptomatic infants who have a failed pulse oximetry where echocardiography is not locally available.
Title: Evaluating Newborns for Critical Congenital Heart Disease: Expanding the Availability of Diagnostic Echocardiography
Date: November 2013
Authors: Amy Peterson, MD; Shardha Srinivasan, MBBS; John Hokanson, MD