Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening
Price: 590,000 VNĐ
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect. Approximately eight of every 1,000 infants born have a form of CHD. Some forms of CHD cause no or very few problems in the health, growth, and development of the infant. However, critical CHD can bring a significant risk of morbidity and mortality if not diagnosed soon after birth.
Most babies born with critical CHD appear healthy at first, therefore all infants should be screened. The test should be performed after the infant turns 24 hours of age, or when medically appropriate if the infant was born prematurely.
Pulse oximetry is a simple, quick, non-invasive and painless test that is used to measure oxygen saturation in the blood. Infants with critical CHD may have low levels of oxygen in their blood.
- FV Hospital Offers a Critical CHD Programme, including:
- Physical examinations by a paediatrician at day 1 and day 3 of life
- Pulse oxymetry testing of the right hand and one foot
- Infants having a positive screening must have additional evaluation, like echocardiography
To schedule an appointment at the FVH Paediatrics Department, please contact:
Phone: 028 5411 3333
Ext: 1231 / 1276/ 1383