Evaluation of the cyanotic newborn: Part I- A neonatologist’s perspective

Soham Dasgupta, Vidit Bhargava, Amyn Jiwani, Ashraf Aly

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Cyanosis is a commonly observed symptom in the newborn; however, its recognition and prompt management in a timely manner might be challenging in some instances. The presence of fetal hemoglobin and the concentration of hemoglobin in the blood have implications in the assessment of severity of cyanosis. Methodical evaluation and testing are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of the underlying condition. Pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart disease is important for detecting unsuspected life-threatening cardiac conditions. This 2-part article discusses the evaluation of cyanosis in the newborn period. Cyanosis, derived from the Greek word meaning “dark blue,” is defined as a dusky to bluish hue in the patient. (1) Although oxygenated hemoglobin is bright red, reduced hemoglobin is bluish to purple in color. Cyanosis is dependent on the absolute concentration of reduced hemoglobin and is usually visible when its concentration exceeds 3 to 5 g/dL (30-50 g/L) in the blood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e598-e604
JournalNeoReviews
Volume17
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Fingerprint

Cyanosis
Newborn Infant
Hemoglobins
Fetal Hemoglobin
Oximetry
Heart Diseases
Color
Neonatologists

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

Cite this

Evaluation of the cyanotic newborn : Part I- A neonatologist’s perspective. / Dasgupta, Soham; Bhargava, Vidit; Jiwani, Amyn; Aly, Ashraf.

In: NeoReviews, Vol. 17, No. 10, 2016, p. e598-e604.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dasgupta, Soham ; Bhargava, Vidit ; Jiwani, Amyn ; Aly, Ashraf. / Evaluation of the cyanotic newborn : Part I- A neonatologist’s perspective. In: NeoReviews. 2016 ; Vol. 17, No. 10. pp. e598-e604.
@article{7e869d82a9ad4982a6032a5d6802fb3e,
title = "Evaluation of the cyanotic newborn: Part I- A neonatologist’s perspective",
abstract = "Cyanosis is a commonly observed symptom in the newborn; however, its recognition and prompt management in a timely manner might be challenging in some instances. The presence of fetal hemoglobin and the concentration of hemoglobin in the blood have implications in the assessment of severity of cyanosis. Methodical evaluation and testing are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of the underlying condition. Pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart disease is important for detecting unsuspected life-threatening cardiac conditions. This 2-part article discusses the evaluation of cyanosis in the newborn period. Cyanosis, derived from the Greek word meaning “dark blue,” is defined as a dusky to bluish hue in the patient. (1) Although oxygenated hemoglobin is bright red, reduced hemoglobin is bluish to purple in color. Cyanosis is dependent on the absolute concentration of reduced hemoglobin and is usually visible when its concentration exceeds 3 to 5 g/dL (30-50 g/L) in the blood.",
author = "Soham Dasgupta and Vidit Bhargava and Amyn Jiwani and Ashraf Aly",
year = "2016",
doi = "10.1542/neo.17-10-e598",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "17",
pages = "e598--e604",
journal = "Pediatrics in Review",
issn = "0191-9601",
publisher = "American Academy of Pediatrics",
number = "10",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Evaluation of the cyanotic newborn

T2 - Part I- A neonatologist’s perspective

AU - Dasgupta, Soham

AU - Bhargava, Vidit

AU - Jiwani, Amyn

AU - Aly, Ashraf

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - Cyanosis is a commonly observed symptom in the newborn; however, its recognition and prompt management in a timely manner might be challenging in some instances. The presence of fetal hemoglobin and the concentration of hemoglobin in the blood have implications in the assessment of severity of cyanosis. Methodical evaluation and testing are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of the underlying condition. Pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart disease is important for detecting unsuspected life-threatening cardiac conditions. This 2-part article discusses the evaluation of cyanosis in the newborn period. Cyanosis, derived from the Greek word meaning “dark blue,” is defined as a dusky to bluish hue in the patient. (1) Although oxygenated hemoglobin is bright red, reduced hemoglobin is bluish to purple in color. Cyanosis is dependent on the absolute concentration of reduced hemoglobin and is usually visible when its concentration exceeds 3 to 5 g/dL (30-50 g/L) in the blood.

AB - Cyanosis is a commonly observed symptom in the newborn; however, its recognition and prompt management in a timely manner might be challenging in some instances. The presence of fetal hemoglobin and the concentration of hemoglobin in the blood have implications in the assessment of severity of cyanosis. Methodical evaluation and testing are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of the underlying condition. Pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart disease is important for detecting unsuspected life-threatening cardiac conditions. This 2-part article discusses the evaluation of cyanosis in the newborn period. Cyanosis, derived from the Greek word meaning “dark blue,” is defined as a dusky to bluish hue in the patient. (1) Although oxygenated hemoglobin is bright red, reduced hemoglobin is bluish to purple in color. Cyanosis is dependent on the absolute concentration of reduced hemoglobin and is usually visible when its concentration exceeds 3 to 5 g/dL (30-50 g/L) in the blood.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84989862698&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84989862698&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1542/neo.17-10-e598

DO - 10.1542/neo.17-10-e598

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84989862698

VL - 17

SP - e598-e604

JO - Pediatrics in Review

JF - Pediatrics in Review

SN - 0191-9601

IS - 10

ER -