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Cardiac causes of cyanosis in the newborn

Robert L Geggel, MD
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Leonard E Weisman, MD
David R Fulton, MD
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Carrie Armsby, MD, MPH


For neonates with cyanotic congenital heart disease (CHD), early recognition, emergent stabilization, and transport to a cardiac care center with expertise in the management of cyanotic CHD are important to ensure an optimal outcome.

The causes of cyanotic CHD in the newborn are presented here. The presentation and screening of critical CHD and initial management of infants with cyanotic CHD are reviewed separately:

(See "Identifying newborns with critical congenital heart disease".)

(See "Newborn screening for critical congenital heart disease using pulse oximetry".)

(See "Diagnosis and initial management of cyanotic heart disease in the newborn".)

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