Newborn screening: Heart screen (infographic)

Before your baby leaves the hospital, he has some tests called newborn screening. Newborn screening checks for serious but rare conditions that your baby has at birth. It includes blood, hearing and heart screening. A baby may look healthy, but be born with a serious heart condition. Learn how your baby’s health care providers check her for signs of heart problems and what to do if your baby needs follow-up testing or medical care.