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Baby heart test: Call for roll out of early detection device

Problems with a baby's heart are among the most common forms of birth defects in the UK. Most turn out to be minor, but thousands of children are born with life altering conditions.

Two years ago researchers found a simple test could diagnose some of the most serious conditions and help save lives but that test has never been rolled out.

Now a group of charities and doctors is calling on the government to make it compulsory.

Ben Moore reports.

  • 11 Jul 2013
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