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March 2016 Affiliated with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College
Functional Echocardiography a ‘Game Changer’ for Neonatal Care

“The bottom line is, heart function is vital. Babies need good heart function to perfuse all of their other organs, so that they get the blood flow that they need in order to survive,” said Alan Groves, MD, a specialist in neonatal and perinatal medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.

  Spotting Patterns, Predicting Illness With Neonatal Data Capture

Physiologic monitoring captures a wealth of information on neonates, such as their heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure. Most of that information goes unnoticed, except when the readings at a given point in time are noted during a routine check or when an alarm sounds to indicate a potential emergency.

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