Actions in Support of Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease --- United States, 2011--2018

Feb 07, 2019
Critical congenital heart disease occurs in two of every 1,000 births and might be undetected at birth. Affected infants are at risk for substantial morbidity and death early in life. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary endorsed the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children's recommendation to add critical congenital heart disease to the recommended universal newborn screening panel.

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