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Challenge 7B
Detecting critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) in newborns

Children born with CCHD can face a wide range of cardiac complications. These complications can hinder the heart's ability to effectively pump blood into the lungs and therefore can comprise the distribution of oxygenated blood throughout the rest of the body. This condition can be detected before birth and immediately after via continuous oxygen monitoring. Effective leadership and a culture of safety can increase the likelihood of swift detection and early treatment.

Executive summary checklist

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is one of the most common types of birth defects. 40% of deaths from CHD are caused by critical congenital heart disease (CCHD), including ductal- dependent lesions. CCHD is life threatening, represents at least 25% of CHD and typically requires intervention in the first months or

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