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Techniques for assessing cardiac output and fetal cardiac function.
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PMID:  21051302     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Fetal echocardiography was initially used to diagnose structural heart disease, but recent interest has focused on functional assessment. Effects of extracardiac conditions on the cardiac function such as volume overload (in the recipient in twin-twin transfusion syndrome), a hyperdynamic circulation (arterio-venous malformation), cardiac compression (diaphragmatic hernia, lung tumours) and increased placental resistance (intrauterine growth restriction and placental insufficiency) can be studied by ultrasound and may guide decisions for intervention or delivery. A variety of functional tests can be used, but there is no single clinical standard. For some specific conditions, however, certain tests have shown diagnostic value.
Boris Tutschek; Klaus G Schmidt
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1878-0946     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Fetal Neonatal Med     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101240003     Medline TA:  Semin Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Obstetrics, Bern University Hospital, Effingerstrasse 102, 3010 Bern, Switzerland.
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