On September 1, a new law took effect in Maryland requiring all newborns to be screened for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD). What’s behind the new law and why is screening for these heart issues so important?
In this interview, Dr. Carissa Baker-Smith, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, discusses the new newborn screening, as well as symptoms and treatment for critical congenital heart disease.
Carissa Baker-Smith, M.D. Assistant Professor Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Pediatric Cardiologist, University of Maryland Children’s Hospital For More Information