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Heart defect survivor a model in determination

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After a heart murmur was detected in her newborn son, Kristen Holihan was told she could have him checked out at the local children’s hospital, or wait until after the Christmas holiday weekend.

She didn’t want to wait and soon got devastating news: Tyler Matesen, just […]

Rhode Island to screen all newborns with pulse ox test

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Rhode Island is now among the nearly 40 states that require hospitals to screen newborns for congenital heart defects using pulse oximetry.

The American Heart Association announced last Wednesday that a regulation adopted last August by the Rhode Island Department of Health will include pulse oximetry among […]

May 4th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: |Comments Off on Rhode Island to screen all newborns with pulse ox test