Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) (S2:E21)
Published January 15, 2019
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    In this episode we discuss how to respond to abnormal results of the newborn Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) screening with Chris Rausch, MD. Dr. Rausch is the Director of the Cardiopulmonary Exercise Laboratory at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Associate Professor of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

     In this Episode:

    • Why Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) requires attention from pediatric provider
    • Reasons why CCHD can be missed in prenatal screenings
    • CCHD screening protocols and toolkits for nurseries
    • The recommended screening window for newborns
    • How to ensure that newborns get the appropriate evaluations
    • Understanding the effect of elevation on CCHD screening results
    • The false-positive rate of CCHD screenings
    • Improvement in outcome rates for newborns with CCHD
    • Occurrences when screenings will be performed by the primary care physician
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