Congenital heart disease among spontaneous abortuses and stillborn fetuses: prevalence and associations.

@article{Chinn1989CongenitalHD,
  title={Congenital heart disease among spontaneous abortuses and stillborn fetuses: prevalence and associations.},
  author={Anna M. Chinn and Jack M Fitzsimmons and Thomas H. Shepard and Alan G Fantel},
  journal={Teratology},
  year={1989},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={475-82}
}
The prevalence, range, and associations of congenital heart disease (CHD) were studied among 400 spontaneous abortuses between 9 and 40 weeks' gestation. Fifty-two (13.0%) cases of CHD were detected. To minimize selection bias the specimens were grouped by external appearance and the prevalence expressed accordingly. CHD was detected in 21 (7.3%) of 289 externally normal and 31 (27.9%) of 111 externally abnormal fetuses. Ventricular septal defect (VSD) was the most frequent CHD found in… CONTINUE READING
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