Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD)

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Utah CCHD Screening

Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) affects the lives and families of approximately 10,000 babies born in the United States every year. While many of these babies may be identified by either a prenatal ultrasound or the newborn exam, some of these babies will appear perfectly healthy. To prevent serious morbidity and mortality resulting from missed or delayed diagnosis of CCHD, all newborns are required to be screened for CCHD using pulse oximetry.

Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) by pulse oximetry is mandatory for all Utah newborns effective October 1, 2014.
Utah Health Code 26-10-6(1) (d)
Birth Defect Reporting Rule R398-5


Contact the Utah CCHD Screening Program for:

  • General questions about pulse oximetry screening process or procedure
  • Training opportunities
  • Educational tools
  • Reportting CCHD screening results

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