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Congenital heart disease

Delivering care to women with congenital heart disease: the role of clinical nurse specialist

The joint cardiac and obstetric service at the Royal Brompton and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, was established by Professor Phillip Steer and Dr Jane Sommerville in 1988. This was then expanded...

Association of abnormal fetal echocardiography with some obstetric records

This study was a retrospective study that was obtained by reading the information in the records of women referred for fetal echocardiography. After reviewing, we compared the records of women who had...

Acceptability of newborn pulse oximetry screening

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the general medical term for heart defects that are present from birth CHD accounts for up to 10% of neonatal deaths and up to 40% of all infant deaths when left...

Congenital heart disease: issues with screening at the newborn physical examination

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a significant cause of infant death and accounts for between 3-75% of deaths in infancy in the developed world (Singh et al, 2014) For this reason, screening for CHD...

National survey of current practice standards for the newborn and infant physical examination

The newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) is an integral part of child health surveillance in the UK, with current standards recommending all babies have a NIPE performed within 72 hours of...

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