Effects of fetal cardiac anomalies on ductus venosus and aortic isthmus doppler profiles

@article{Ilhan2015EffectsOF,
  title={Effects of fetal cardiac anomalies on ductus venosus and aortic isthmus doppler profiles},
  author={G{\"u}lşah Ilhan and Ahmet Cem Iyibozkurt and Halil İbrahim Kalelioğlu and Lem’i Ibrahimoğlu and Ali Galip Zebitay and Meryem Kurek Eken and Ayşe Filiz G{\"o}kmen Karasu},
  journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2015},
  volume={293},
  pages={345-350}
}
PurposeTo demonstrate the blood flow profiles of fetuses with cardiac anomalies at the level of Ductus venosus (DV) and Aortic isthmus (AI) to evaluate the effects of fetal cardiac anomalies on these profiles, and how these profile changes contribute to cardiac anomaly screening studies as a marker.MethodsDV and AI doppler studies were applied to 64 singleton pregnant women with fetal cardiac anomalies and 74 pregnant women with healthy fetuses. DV-PVIV (peak velocity index for veins) for DV… 
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