DOES A PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS OF CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE ALTER SHORT-TERM OUTCOME?

@article{Copel1997DOESAP,
  title={DOES A PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS OF CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE ALTER SHORT-TERM OUTCOME?},
  author={Joshua Abbott Copel and Andy Soon Leong Tan and Charles S. Kleinman},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={1997},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={
          237-41
        }
}
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common fatal congenital anomaly in the first year after birth. Fetal echocardiography has become accepted as a method of diagnosing CHD in utero, but the benefits of prenatal diagnosis have not been evaluated. We performed a cohort analysis of neonates with CHD in the absence of other life-threatening conditions. One group (I) consisted of neonates who had been diagnosed as fetuses to have CHD and who were delivered at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The… CONTINUE READING
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