Congenital heart disease impacts an estimated 1% of babies. Katie Jackson, M.D., a pediatrician at Utica Park Clinic Claremore, discusses how babies are tested for congenital heart disease even before birth.
"We have several ways of screening human infants for congenital heart disease both early and later in life," Jackson said. "Our first screening is prenatal – the obstetrician will be looking at the heart on the prenatal ultrasound. Some cardiac conditions can actually be picked up in this way before baby is even born."
See Jackson's entire column in the Claremore Progress.