Examination of the Fetal Heart: making a diagnosis and avoiding pitfalls

Matsui, Hikoro; Gardiner, H. M.
May 2007
Ultrasound;2007, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p62
Academic Journal
The article offers views and techniques used to make a fetal cardiac diagnosis. The authors recommend key points to examination of the fetal heart using five transverse views from the basic protocol for fetal heart screening, including cardiac position and color Doppler. They also present practical method that could improve fetal cardiac diagnosis, as well as detect congenital heart disease. Some of the pitfalls in imaging and interpretation of fetal heart are offered.


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