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Modified myocardial performance index is not affected in fetuses with an isolated echogenic focus in the left ventricle.
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PMID:  24749803     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Objectives: We prospectively investigated the efficacy of modified myocardial performance index (mod-MPI) in the assessment of cardiac functions in fetuses with and without an isolated hyperechogenic focus (IHF) in the left ventricle and compared with conventional fetal echocardiography. Methods: The study group consisted of 50 fetuses with only an IHF in the left ventricle, without any other cardiac or extracardiac anomalies; 50 fetuses without IHF served as controls. All fetal echocardiographic studies were performed between 20-24(th) weeks of gestation. Left ventricular functions were evaluated with both conventional echocardiographic methods (peak velocity of the aortic valve, mitral E/A ratio, fractional shortening) and mod-MPI. Results: There was not any statistically significant difference between the groups in terms of maternal age, BMI or gestational age at the time of examination (p>0.05 for all). No statistically significant differences were found between the findings of conventional echocardiographic measurements and left ventricular mod-MPI between the study and control groups (p>0.05 for all). Conclusion: Fetal left ventricular mod-MPI is not affected by the presence of an IHF in the fetal left ventricle between 20-24(th)gestational weeks and thus it does not need to be assessed in this situation.
Yilmaz Yozgat; Ayhan Kilic; Rahmi Ozdemir; Cem Karadeniz; Mehmet Kucuk; Utku Karaarslan; Timur Mese; Nurettin Unal
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-4-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
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Created Date:  2014-4-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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