Efficacy of routine fetal ultrasound screening for congenital heart disease in normal pregnancy.

@article{Buskens1996EfficacyOR,
  title={Efficacy of routine fetal ultrasound screening for congenital heart disease in normal pregnancy.},
  author={Eric Buskens and Diederick E Grobbee and I M Frohn-Mulder and Patricia Stewart and Rikard E. Juttmann and Juriy W. Wladimiroff and John Hess},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1996},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={
          67-72
        }
}
BACKGROUND Second trimester routine ultrasound evaluation of the fetal heart by means of the four-chamber view has been proposed for prenatal detection of cardiac anomalies. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of this procedure. METHODS AND RESULTS A prospective follow-up study on 6922 scanned fetuses was performed. Pregnant women without known risk factors who were scheduled for a routine fetal ultrasound examination between 16 and 24 weeks gestation were invited to… CONTINUE READING

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