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Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 203–204 | Cite as

Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease: A Matter of Sensitivity

  • Matthew E. OsterEmail author
  • Tiffany Colarusso
  • Jill Glidewell
Letter to the Editor

Keywords

Congenital Heart Disease Clinical Care High Specificity American Academy Screen Test 
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Notes

Disclaimer

The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York (outside the USA)  2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew E. Oster
    • 2
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tiffany Colarusso
    • 1
  • Jill Glidewell
    • 1
  1. 1.National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental DisabilitiesCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Sibley Heart Center Cardiology, Children’s Healthcare of AtlantaEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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