Antenatal diagnosis of coarctation of the aorta: a multicenter experience.

@article{Hornberger1994AntenatalDO,
  title={Antenatal diagnosis of coarctation of the aorta: a multicenter experience.},
  author={Lisa Hornberger and David J. Sahn and Charles S. Kleinman and Joshua Abbott Copel and Norman H. Silverman},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={417-23}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to test observations that might aid prenatal prediction of the presence of coarctation of the aorta in newborn infants with and without other forms of heart disease. BACKGROUND Previous reports have suggested that abnormal growth of the aortic arch in utero may be identifiable as a marker for the diagnosis of coarctation. METHODS We reviewed the prenatal echocardiograms and postnatal outcome of 20 infants (gestational age at initial study 18 to 36… CONTINUE READING