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Prenatal Cardiology

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Routine third trimester fetal cardiac evaluation: time for consideration

Iwona Strzelecka
  • Corresponding author
  • Medical University of Lodz
  • Department of Nursing, Medical University of Lodz
  • Department of Diagnoses and Prevention Fetal Malformations Medical University of Lodz
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/ Joanna Płużańska
  • Department of Prenatal Cardiology, Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital Research Institute Hospital Research Institute
/ Jerzy Węgrzynowski
  • Szczecin Zdroje Hospital
/ Tomasz Moszura
  • Pediatric Cardiology Clinic, Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital Research Institute Hospital Research Institute
/ Maciej Słodki
  • Department of Prenatal Cardiology, Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital Research Institute Hospital Research Institute
/ Maria Respondek-Liberska
  • Department of Diagnoses and Prevention Fetal Malformations Medical University of Lodz
  • Department of Prenatal Cardiology, Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital Research Institute Hospital Research Institute
Published Online: 2015-12-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.12847/09154

Abstract

Most heart defects form between 4 and 6 weeks after fertilization. The detection rate is still growing. Despite significant progress in prenatal diagnosis some cases still go undetected. We present two cases of similar defects: prenatally detected and undetected, both presenting with a normal four chamber view in mid-pregnancy. We compared the follow-up of both neonates along with sustained health and economic consequences. The dynamics of the development of heart defects during prenatal life suggests the legitimacy to perform additional, late echocardiography exams (35-38 weeks of gestation)

Keywords: prenatal diagnosis; heart failure; critical aortic stenosis; HLHS

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About the article

Received: 2015-06-12

Accepted: 2015-09-20

Published Online: 2015-12-30

Published in Print: 2015-09-01


Citation Information: Prenatal Cardiology, ISSN (Online) 2353-8201, DOI: https://doi.org/10.12847/09154.

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