[Pediatrics. Advantages of prenatal diagnosis in congenital cardiopathies].

Title[Pediatrics. Advantages of prenatal diagnosis in congenital cardiopathies].
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsSekarski N, Vial Y, Di Bernardo S, Mivelaz Y, Hurni M, von Segesser L, Meijboom EJ
JournalRevue médicale suisse
Volume1
Issue2
Pagination148-9, 151-2
Date Published2005 Jan 12
Abstract

The diagnosis of a congenital heart disease can be made by fetal ultrasound as soon as the 12th week of pregnancy. The main indications for fetal echocardiography are maternal and fetal. Sequential approach is necessary to precise the anatomy and to elaborate a therapeutic strategy for that patient. For severe heart lesions delivery and postnatal care can be programmed, avoiding thus severe hypoxia and acidosis after birth. The prognosis of these children are thus much improved.

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