Am J Perinatol 2019; 36(S 02): S22-S28
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1691773
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Updates in Congenital Heart Disease: Can Outcomes Improve?

Gerard R. Martin
1  Division of Cardiology, Children's National Heart Institute, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, District of Columbia
,
Russell R. Cross
1  Division of Cardiology, Children's National Heart Institute, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, District of Columbia
,
Lisa A. Hom
1  Division of Cardiology, Children's National Heart Institute, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, District of Columbia
,
Darren Klugman
1  Division of Cardiology, Children's National Heart Institute, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, District of Columbia
2  Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine, Children's National Heart Institute, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, District of Columbia
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Publication Date:
25 June 2019 (online)

Abstract

Despite numerous advances in medical and surgical management, congenital heart disease (CHD) remains the number one cause of death in the first year of life from congenital malformations. The current strategies used to approach improving outcomes in CHD are varied. This article will discuss the recent impact of pulse oximetry screening for critical CHD, describe the contributions of advanced cardiac imaging in the neonate with CHD, and highlight the growing importance of quality improvement and safety programs in the cardiac intensive care unit.