Prenatal echocardiographic diagnosis of congenital heart disease: comparison of past and current results


Ozkutlu S., Ayabakan C. , Karagoz T., Onderoglu L., Deren O., Caglar M., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.47, no.3, pp.232-238, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.232-238
  • Keywords: fetal echocardiography, complex congenital heart defect, CARDIOVASCULAR MALFORMATIONS, FETAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, CARDIAC-MALFORMATIONS, PREVALENCE, SPECTRUM, TERM

Abstract

The increased experience in interpretation of fetal echocardiographic images may change the accuracy of fetal echocardiography in diagnosing fetal heart defects. We thus decided to evaluate the specificity and the sensitivity of our fetal echocardiographic examinations in diagnosing congenital heart disease, focusing especially on the outcome of complex cardiac pathologies.