First-trimester measurement of the ductus venosus pulsatility index and the prediction of congenital heart defects.

@article{Timmerman2010FirsttrimesterMO,
  title={First-trimester measurement of the ductus venosus pulsatility index and the prediction of congenital heart defects.},
  author={E. M. Timmerman and S. A. Clur and E Pajkrt and Caterina M Bilardo},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={668-75}
}
OBJECTIVE This study was carried out to evaluate the additional predictive value of ductus venosus pulsatility index for veins (DV-PIV) in the identification of congenital heart defects (CHDs) in fetuses with an enlarged nuchal translucency (NT) and a normal karyotype. METHODS All chromosomally normal fetuses referred to our Fetal Medicine Unit between September 1996 and December 2008 with known NT, DV-PIV and ductus venosus (DV) a-wave measurements were included. Intrafetus variation in DV… CONTINUE READING