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Diagnosis of cardiac defects: where we've been, where we are and where we're going.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11981908     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There has been tremendous development in the field of prenatal diagnosis of cardiac disease in the last 30 years. Early work centered on the technical aspects of providing an accurate assessment of cardiac structure and function. Techniques of fetal cardiac screening have been developed and utilized throughout the world. More recently, investigators have begun to explore the ramifications of fetal cardiac diagnosis by assessing measures of outcome. In this article, the field of fetal echocardiography, as a screening tool for identifying congenital heart disease, and its impact on disease outcome is reviewed.
Alan H Friedman; Charles S Kleinman; Joshua A Copel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prenatal diagnosis     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0197-3851     ISO Abbreviation:  Prenat. Diagn.     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-23     Completed Date:  2002-09-12     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106540     Medline TA:  Prenat Diagn     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  280-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520-8064, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Diseases / ultrasonography
Fetal Heart / physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Heart Defects, Congenital / physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Sensitivity and Specificity
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / methods*,  standards*
Comment In:
Prenat Diagn. 2003 Jan;23(1):80-1   [PMID:  12533819 ]

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