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Clinical screening for Congenital heart disease at birth: a prospective study in a community hospital in Kerala

Vaidyanathan B, Sathish G, Mohanan S, Sundaram K, Warrier K, Kumar R ...see all

Indian Pediatrics, vol. 48 (2011) pp. 25-30

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To develop a clinical strategy for detection of Congenital heart disease (CHD) in the newborn through a combination of clinical signs and pulse oximetry. DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal study. SETTING: Community level hospital in the city of Kochi, Kerala. PARTICIPANTS AND INTERVENTIONS: All consecutive newborns between June 2006 and February 2009 were prospectively screened for CHD, 48 hours after birth. The on-site pediatrician performed clinical screening. A study nurse recorded pulse oximetry in a lower extremity; value of

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  • Female *Heart Defects, Congenital/di [Diagnosis] H

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Authors

  • B Vaidyanathan

  • G Sathish

  • S T Mohanan

  • K R Sundaram

  • K K Warrier

  • R K Kumar

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