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UAMS Takes Leading Role in Newborn Heart Screening

Jan. 20, 2012 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has begun routine screenings for critical congenital heart defects<http://www.uamshealth.com/healthlibrary/default.aspx?id=6758&sid=1&ContentTypeID=85&ContentID=P00205&pTitle=search> in newborns and is leading the effort to teach other hospitals the screening method via telehealth.

At no additional cost to patients, UAMS this month began using a painless, noninvasive device that detects the first signs of the most serious heart problems. The device, called a pulse oximeter, is about the size of a Band Aid and is placed on a hand and a foot to measure blood oxygen levels.
For the complete article, visit:  http://www.uamshealth.com/News/UAMSTakesLeadingRoleinNewbornHeartScreening?id=5350&showBack=true&PageIndex=0&cid=5

Shona R. Whitehead
Program Coordinator
Heartland Regional Coordinating Center
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1200 N. Phillips Ave., Suite 12100
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Phone:  405.271.8001 x. 42190
Fax:      405.271.8697