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At 26 hours old, Hayes Hixon undergoes a pulse oximetry test in the nursery of Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The test is recommended for infants at least 24 hours old to detect critical congenital heart defects.

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Screening newborns helps doctors detect heart defects

Approximately 40,000 babies in the United States are born with some sort of congenital heart defect each year.

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