What pregnant women should know about new diagnosis guidelines for congenital heart disease

April 25, 2014 7:05 AM

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Congenital heart disease is the most common cause of death for newborn babies. And sadly, many parents only find out that their child could suffer life threatening and life-long health problems in the delivery room—or worse, when their child become sick days or week later at home—when it may be too late to prevent the most serious problems.

Today, however, the American Heart Association released new guidelines to help doctors to diagnose congenital heart disease earlier in the pregnancy, and treat infants more effectively.

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