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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: January 16, 2015 10:45 AM
From: Senator James R. Brewster
To: All Senate members
Subject: Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week Resolution
In the near future, I will introduce a resolution recognizing February 7 through 14, 2015, as “Congenital Heart Defects Awareness” Week in Pennsylvania.

Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs) is the number one birth defect that affects approximately one in every 125 babies every year in the United States.

Newborn screenings for CHDs involves a simple test called pulse oximetry. The use of this test could help identify CHDs before newborns show signs of the condition.

Once identified, babies born with CHDs can receive treatment that can prevent death or disability.

Thank you for your consideration.

Introduced as SR19