Still more on Pulse-OX ....One of year's best stories

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Registered: 01-29-2002
Still more on Pulse-OX ....One of year's best stories
Fri, 12-30-2011 - 11:49pm

So many people advocated for this and it isone of 2011's best health stories.

Simple baby heart defect test
At the more everyday, less cutting-edge end of medical science, we have confirmation that a simple, routine test is a great way of detecting heart defects in newborn babies before they leave hospital. An infrared sensor is used to detect the level of oxygen in the blood in the fingers or toes, with a low oxygen level suggesting a congenital heart problem. This widely reported and large study has now shown the test is superior to other safe and simple methods of detecting congenital heart defects.