Obtaining the four-chamber view to diagnose fetal cardiac anomalies.

@article{Hess1998ObtainingTF,
  title={Obtaining the four-chamber view to diagnose fetal cardiac anomalies.},
  author={Darla B. Hess and L Wayne Hess and Guy A. Carter and Randall C. Floyd and Robert F. Fraser},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America},
  year={1998},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={
          499-515
        }
}
  • Darla B. Hess, L Wayne Hess, +2 authors Robert F. Fraser
  • Published in
    Obstetrics and gynecology…
    1998
  • Medicine
  • Four-chamber view screening of the fetal heart was greeted with significant optimism in the mid-1980s. This screening technique was initially expected to detect most congenital heart disease in utero; however, recent studies demonstrate a 4% to 40% sensitivity of four-chamber view screening. It is therefore probable that the dream of antepartum diagnosis of most congenital heart disease in utero will remain unfulfilled. This is particularly true with increasing funding constraints for health… CONTINUE READING

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