Annabelle Azancot

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Fetal electrocardiogram (fECG) monitoring is a technique for obtaining important information about the condition of the fetus during pregnancy and labour by measuring electrical signals generated by the fetal heart as measured from multi-channel potential recordings on the mother body surface. It is shown in this paper that the fetal ECG can be(More)
Qualitative and quantitative changes in left ventricular shapes were analyzed in 14 normal fetuses, 29 normal newborns, and 12 normal infants. Qualitative observations demonstrated that most fetuses and newborns with dominant right ventricles had flattened or even indented interventricular septae, which changed left ventricular shape into an ellipse. In(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the incidence of fetal dextrocardia, associated cardiac and extracardiac malformations, and outcome. DESIGN Retrospective echocardiographic study. SETTING Two tertiary centres for fetal cardiology. PATIENTS 81 consecutive fetuses with a fetal dextrocardia presenting at Guy's Hospital, London, between 1983 and 2003 and at Hôpital(More)
Ballantyne syndrome was first described in association with severe hydrops fetalis caused by rhesus isoimmunization, and lately, in association with diverse etiologies of nonimmunological severe fetal hydrops. This report is a case of typical Ballantyne syndrome in association with lethal hydrops fetalis caused by Ebstein's anomaly. It is likely that any(More)
OBJECTIVES Our objective was to describe the features of prenatal Marfan syndrome. METHODS Doppler fetal echocardiograms were performed. The morphology and rhythm of the fetal heart were examined sequentially. RESULTS The case was referred because of cardiomegaly and dilated great vessels. Sequential Doppler echocardiographic evaluation led to the(More)
We report three cases of left ventricular aneurysm diagnosed prenatally and followed by fetal Doppler echocardiography. A review of the literature reveals a paucity of information about this rare cardiac malformation. Most of the described cases (6 out of 9) have remained asymptomatic during pregnancy and after birth. Our cases, in contrast, and three(More)
Congenital left ventricular diverticulum is a rare malformation. We report a case of a ruptured congenital left ventricular diverticulum in a 24-week-old fetus. The fetus was referred for a large and circumferential pericardial effusion confirmed by cross-sectional echocardiography in our tertiary fetal cardiology unit. Pericardiocentesis removed 25 mL of(More)
Horseshoe lung is a very rare pulmonary anomaly that is characterized by an isthmus of lung parenchyma bridging the right and left lungs and extending through the mediastinum. We report on the prenatal diagnosis of such a malformation in a 33-week-gestation fetus. The diagnosis was initially suspected on antenatal ultrasonography performed at 33 weeks and(More)
UNLABELLED Despite regular progress in neonatal intensive care, congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) diagnosed antenatally is still associated with up to 80% mortality. It is impossible to predict which fetus with CDH will survive or not. OBJECTIVE To identify reliable antenatal predictors of outcome and of pulmonary hypoplasia (PH) in fetuses with CDH.(More)
This study was performed to assess myocardial involvement in 18 children with severe hypertension (HT), using two dimensional (2D) guided M mode echocardiography, prior and during therapy. All patients but 2 had renal or renovascular disease. Septal diastolic thickness (SDT) was utilized as a serial marker. Except for one case, all patients had increased(More)