Coarctation of the aorta in prenatal life: an echocardiographic, anatomical, and functional study.

  title={Coarctation of the aorta in prenatal life: an echocardiographic, anatomical, and functional study.},
  author={Lindsey D. Allan and S K Chita and Robert H. Anderson and N L K Fagg and Diane C. Crawford and Michael J. Tynan},
  journal={British heart journal},
  volume={59 3},
In a prospective echocardiographic study of over 2000 pregnancies, 24 fetuses were found to have dilatation of the right ventricle and pulmonary artery when these structures were compared with those of the left heart. In 18 of these cases the diagnosis of coarctation or interruption of the aorta was correctly inferred from these findings. On direct echocardiographic examination of the aortic arch, arch hypoplasia or interruption of the aortic arch was recognisable prenatally in 10 of these 18… CONTINUE READING


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