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Fetal cardiac intervention and surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11460989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fetal echocardiography has changed our understanding of congenital heart disease by allowing us to diagnose and observe the malformed human heart within weeks of primary morphogenesis. Serial echocardiographic studies have shown that some complex heart malformations result from relatively simple primary lesions that occur early during heart development and may be amenable to an in utero intervention aimed at altering abnormal growth patterns. Although fetal cardiac intervention or surgery does not presently exist as a realistic therapeutic option in the management of critical congenital heart disease, progress in several areas of investigation give merit to the concept and future potential of in utero cardiac repair.
Y Saiki; I M Rebeyka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Pediatric cardiac surgery annual     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1092-9126     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-19     Completed Date:  2002-02-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815944     Medline TA:  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  256-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Diseases / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Fetoscopy / methods*
Gene Therapy
Heart / embryology
Heart Catheterization
Heart Defects, Congenital / embryology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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