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Fetal echocardiography: where are we?
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PMID:  16077246     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article reviews the indications, technique and benefits of fetal echocardiography. The impact of fetal echocardiography has become evident with better surgical outcome of infants with prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease. A major use of this technique has also been shown in the field of fetal arrhythmias. Fetal echocardiography is not only used to diagnose a specific type of arrhythmia, it is also very helpful in assessing the effect of the arrhythmia on the fetus and in guiding transplacental therapy. However it is important to remember that even experienced echocardiographers can make both false positive and false negative diagnosis of congenital heart disease. As fetal cardiac interventions including fetal cardiac surgery loom on the horizon, fetal echocardiography assumes further importance.
Anita Saxena; N Reeni Soni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0973-7693     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-03     Completed Date:  2006-06-13     Revised Date:  2009-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  603-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis
Echocardiography* / methods
Fetal Diseases / therapy,  ultrasonography*
Fetal Heart / pathology
Fetal Therapies
Heart Defects, Congenital / therapy,  ultrasonography*
Prenatal Care
Ultrasonography, Prenatal* / instrumentation,  methods

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