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New App Identifies Children’s Heart Defects

children's heart defects

After nine months of waiting and anticipation, the birth of a baby is met with unbelievable excitement and joy. The last thing the new parents expect is to find out their precious bundle has a heart defect. According to medical professionals, heart defects are common, with 1 out of 100 babies diagnosed with this medical concern.

Fortunately, cardiologists at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta have developed a smartphone application called Pulse Ox Tool that assists doctors in easily identifying congenital heart defects in babies before they leave the hospital. And early diagnosis is vital to saving a baby’s life and finding a cure.

Learn more about this new app by reading the following articles:

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