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I stumbled upon this presentation which deals  how to approach to a problem of  congenital heart disease. In a newborn or an infant . It is clearly a master piece .  A life time experience  of a pediatrician  condensed in  130 slides . It is from Kerala .India.

Link to the  presentation

To  quote an  example  from this presentation.

When you want to rule out  urgently a congenial cyanotic heart disease in the bed side *  What will you do ?

What is  hyperoxia test  ?

Axminster 100 % O2 . Measure satutration.If the  PO2 crosses  200 ,  virtually any cyanotic heart disease is ruled out.

If it is less than 150 , it  is very much  likely the baby has  a CHD !

(* Echocardigram may not be available everywhere . Even if it is there it needs a certain expertise to do it  new-born  )

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