Mat and Danielle Malek of Grand Forks, spend time with their newborn baby, Parker Malek, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Parker was born Dec. 30 (2.5 weeks ahead of his due date, his parents said). Effective Aug. 1, 2013, according to a law passed by the 2013 North Dakota Legislature, all newborns in North Dakota are tested using pulse oximetry for critical congenital heart defects, which are not visibly apparent in the first days of life.
(Eric Hylden/Forum News Service)
Screen detects rare but dangerous heart defects
GRAND FORKS — A baby may look pink and perfect at birth but could have heart problems that are not visibly evident before the newborn leaves the hospital, according to a neonatologist with Altru Health System in Grand Forks.
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