We sought to determine the sensitivity of detecting congenital heart defects with routine antenatal ultrasound including the four-chamber view in a population at low risk for cardiac anomalies. Neonatal outcome and anomaly databases were reviewed to identify cases of morphologic cardiac defects from 1988–1992. Of 176 cases identified, 62 (35%) had routine antenatal ultrasound including the four-chamber view. Thirteen of these 62 (21%) were diagnosed by ultrasound and 18 of the 116 (15%) total defects present were seen. Of these, only 16 of 25 (64%) defects reasonably expected to be seen by the four-chamber cardiac view alone were detected. The routine ultrasound four-chamber cardiac evaluation is limited and detection depends on the type of cardiac defect present.
Received: Received: June 15, 1998
Accepted: July 23, 1998
Number of Print Pages : 5
Number of Figures : 2, Number of Tables : 4, Number of References : 20
Cardiology (International Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, Surgery andPathology)
Founded 1937 as ‘Cardiologia’ by Bruno Kisch and WilhelmLöffler
Vol. 90, No. 3, Year 1998 (Cover Date: Released December 1998)
Journal Editor: Joseph S. Alpert, Tucson, Ariz.
ISSN: 0008–6312 (print), 1421–9751 (Online)
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Published online: 10/15/2008
Issue release date: December 1998
Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 4
ISSN: 0008-6312 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9751 (Online)
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