Left atrial isomerism detected in fetal life.

  title={Left atrial isomerism detected in fetal life.},
  author={Colin K L Phoon and Maria Del Carmen Villegas and Philip C. Ursell and Norman H. Silverman},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={77 12},
Left and right atrial isomerism, comprising congenital heart defects with disturbances in normal left-right asymmetry, are phenotypically distinct after birth, although animal models suggest a common embryologic origin. We postulated that the prenatal phenotype may indeed be similar in both syndromes but that differential fetal loss is responsible for the distinct postnatal phenotypes. Distinctive fetal echocardiographic features of these syndromes have not been described in detail. We… CONTINUE READING


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