Assessment of Cardiac Functions in Fetuses of Gestational Diabetic Mothers

  title={Assessment of Cardiac Functions in Fetuses of Gestational Diabetic Mothers},
  author={Sevket Balli and Feyza Ayşenur Paç and Ibrahim Ece and Mehmet Burhan Oflaz and Ayşe Esin Kibar and {\"O}mer Kandemir},
  journal={Pediatric Cardiology},
We investigated cardiac function in 67 fetuses of gestational diabetic mothers (FGDMs) and 122 fetuses of healthy mothers between 24 and 36 weeks of gestation. Cardiac functions were evaluated by M-mode, pulsed-wave, and tissue Doppler echocardiography. Fetal echocardiograms were performed at 24, 28, 32, and 36 weeks of gestation. Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels were obtained from all pregnant women at 24 weeks of gestation. The mean age of diabetic pregnant women was significantly greater… CONTINUE READING
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