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Application of the 3-vessel view in routine prenatal sonographic screening for congenital heart disease.
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PMID:  19778877     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of prenatal screening for congenital heart disease (CHD) based on a combination of the 4-chamber view and 3-vessel view in an unselected population. METHODS: A prospective study on 8025 scanned fetuses was performed. All singleton pregnancies scheduled for routine prenatal sonographic screening at 20 to 24 weeks' gestation and subsequently delivered in our unit were included. Data were recorded regarding visualization of the 4-chamber view, outflow tracts, and 3-vessel view. Suspected CHD was confirmed by postmortem or postnatal echocardiography. We obtained follow-up data for the neonates and calculated the diagnostic accuracy of the examinations. RESULTS: Major CHD was identified in 32 cases (4.0%), of which 26 (81.3%) were diagnosed antenatally and 6 (18.7%) postnatally. Four cases (0.5%) had false-positive findings. Twenty-one cases were identified by the 4-chamber view and 5 by an abnormal 3-vessel view. The sensitivity of the 4-chamber view alone was 65.6%, and the specificity was 99.9%. The sensitivity of the combination of the 4-chamber view and 3-vessel view was 81.3%, and the specificity was 99.9%. CONCLUSIONS: The 3-vessel view is a reliable and easy method to be used in a routine antenatal clinic along with the 4-chamber view.
Qingqing Wu; Man Li; Lirong Ju; Weiyuan Zhang; Xinghua Yang; Yuxiang Yan; Wei Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1550-9613     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-25     Completed Date:  2009-12-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1319-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ultrasound Center, Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Defects, Congenital / ultrasonography*
Image Enhancement / methods
Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted / methods*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods*
Mass Screening / methods*
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / methods*

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