Implications and limitations of an abnormal fetal echocardiogram.
This study evaluates the accuracy of fetal echocardiograms in terms of anatomic diagnosis and predicted neonatal management over a 7-year period. Although an abnormal fetal echocardiogram is a highly reliable predictor of postnatal structural heart defects, challenges persist in the areas of conotruncal malformations, aortic arch, and pulmonary venous anomalies.
The American journal of cardiology
Echocardiography; Female; Heart Defects, Congenital; Humans; Predictive Value of Tests; Pregnancy; Ultrasonography, Prenatal
ECG; Ultrasound; CHD; prenatal tests
Forbus, G. A., Atz, A. M., Shirali, G. S. Implications and limitations of an abnormal fetal echocardiogram. The American journal of cardiology 94, 688-689 (2004).