Diagnosis of cardiac defects: where we've been, where we are and where we're going.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

There has been tremendous development in the field of prenatal diagnosis of cardiac disease in the last 30 years. Early work centered on the technical aspects of providing an accurate assessment of cardiac structure and function. Techniques of fetal cardiac screening have been developed and utilized throughout the world. More recently, investigators have begun to explore the ramifications of fetal cardiac diagnosis by assessing measures of outcome. In this article, the field of fetal echocardiography, as a screening tool for identifying congenital heart disease, and its impact on disease outcome is reviewed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Friedman, AH; Kleinman, CS; Copel, JA

Published Date

  • April 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 280 - 284

PubMed ID

  • 11981908

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0197-3851

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/pd.305


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England