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Reduced Fetal Cerebral Oxygen Consumption Is Associated With Smaller Brain Size in Fetuses With Congenital Heart Disease
Background— Fetal hypoxia has been implicated in the abnormal brain development seen in newborns with congenital heart disease (CHD). New magnetic resonance imaging technology now offers theExpand
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Transplacental Fetal Treatment Improves the Outcome of Prenatally Diagnosed Complete Atrioventricular Block Without Structural Heart Disease
Background—Untreated isolated fetal complete atrioventricular block (CAVB) has a significant mortality rate. A standardized treatment approach, including maternal dexamethasone at CAVB diagnosis andExpand
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The importance of the level of maternal anti-Ro/SSA antibodies as a prognostic marker of the development of cardiac neonatal lupus erythematosus a prospective study of 186 antibody-exposed fetuses
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine whether cardiac complications of neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE) are related to maternal anti-Ro and anti-La autoantibody-levels. BACKGROUNDExpand
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Outcome of children with fetal, neonatal or childhood diagnosis of isolated congenital atrioventricular block. A single institution's experience of 30 years.
OBJECTIVES We reviewed our institution's experience with isolated (congenital) third-degree atrioventricular block (CAVB) to identify pre- and post-natal predictors of mortality and the requirementExpand
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Causes and Mechanisms of Intrauterine Hypoxia and Its Impact on the Fetal Cardiovascular System: A Review
Until today the role of oxygen in the development of the fetus remains controversially discussed. It is still believed that lack of oxygen in utero might be responsible for some of the knownExpand
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Comparison between different speckle tracking and color tissue Doppler techniques to measure global and regional myocardial deformation in children.
BACKGROUND Myocardial deformation parameters obtained by speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) and color Doppler tissue imaging (CDTI) using two different ultrasound systems and three differentExpand
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Assessment of myocardial deformation in children using Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) data and vendor independent speckle tracking software.
BACKGROUND Analysis of myocardial deformation from data stored in Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine format using vendor-independent software may be useful for clinical and researchExpand
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Inhaled Nitric Oxide Versus Aerosolized Iloprost in Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension in Children With Congenital Heart Disease: Vasodilator Capacity and Cellular Mechanisms
Background —Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) has been used to assess the vasodilator capacity of the pulmonary vascular bed in children with congenital heart disease and elevated pulmonary vascularExpand
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Echocardiographic assessment of right ventricular volumes after surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot: clinical validation of a new echocardiographic method.
BACKGROUND Assessment of right ventricular (RV) volumes and function is important in patients after tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair. Currently, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is consideredExpand
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Determinants of outcome in fetal pulmonary valve stenosis or atresia with intact ventricular septum.
Pulmonary valve stenosis or atresia with intact ventricular septum represents a spectrum of severity. This study aimed to identify ultrasound markers of biventricular versus non-biventricularExpand
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