Give Little Ones a Heart Healthy Start in Life
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Give Little Ones a Heart Healthy Start in Life

    1. Sponsored by

      American Heart Association Nevada

Nearly one in three infants who die from birth defects has a heart defect. Hospitals and birthing centers in Nevada can screen newborns for critical congenital heart defects (CCHD) - but not all do. We must ensure every Nevada baby receives CCHD screening so they can get life-saving treatment as soon as possible.

Baby Logan went into cardiac arrest and tragically passed away at just 14 months old. Had Logan been screened for CCHD at birth, doctors could have found his heart defect, provided immediate treatment to protect his heart and he might still be alive today.

The American Heart Association supports screening newborns for CCHD with a non-invasive, low-cost screening tool called pulse oximetry. Pulse oximetry screening: 

- Saves lives and is cost effective;

- Costs about $3, a small price to save a life;

- Could help identify more than 90% of heart defects;

Sign this petition to provide Nevada babies with CCHD screening. Help give our little ones a heart healthy start in life. 

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    • Genevieve Andreo LAS VEGAS, NV
      • over 1 year ago

      My son Jeremiah was born with CHD. I didn't know he had it. If it wasn't for his nurse who noticed his dusky lips he would have passed. He's had 3 surgeries and still will be be needing more as he grows up. I would love for this to get passed because I wish for no other parent to have to go through what I with not knowing ahead of time and having a plan as to what needs to be done.

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