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Diagnosis and management of heart failure in the fetus.
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PMID:  22992530     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Heart failure can be defined as the inability of the heart to sufficiently support the circulation. In the fetus, heart failure can be caused by a myriad of factors that include fetal shunting abnormalities, genetic cardiomyopathies, extracardiac malformations, arrhythmias and structural congenital heart disease. With advances in ultrasound has come the ability to characterize many complex conditions, previously poorly understood. Fetal echocardiography provides the tools necessary to evaluate and understand the various physiologies that contribute to heart failure in the fetus. In this review, we will explore the different mechanisms of heart failure in this unique patient population and highlight the role of fetal echocardiography in the current management of these conditions.
Authors:
B Davey; A Szwast; J Rychik
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva pediatrica     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0026-4946     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400740     Medline TA:  Minerva Pediatr     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  471-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA - Rychik@email.chop.edu.
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