Pulse Ox and Congenital Heart Defect Research
Pulse oximetry screening to detect critical congenital heart disease has been studied relatively intensively, but not in a large U.S. population.
Present this research to legislators and policy makers when advocating for standard pulse oximetry screening. If you’re new to pulse oximetry screening, consider reading this overview from Children’s National Hospital.
Other Academic Articles
American Academy of Pediatrics: Strategies for Implementing Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease, Kemper et al.
Screening Algorithm from the Kemper Paper
Congenital Heart Disease Screening: Policy, Politics and Practice
Non-academic resources are also available.
Children’s National Pulse Oximetry Screening Program