Screening of congenital heart disease in the second trimester of pregnancy: current knowledge and new perspectives to the clinical practice.

OBJECTIVE Congenital heart diseases are common in foetuses, with an incidence greater than six times that of chromosomal abnormalities; however, experts in cardiac anatomy have evaluated only the foetuses of pregnant women with increased risk for congenital heart disease. Over the years, it has become clear that congenital heart disease occur in foetuses of… CONTINUE READING