The accuracy of fetal echocardiography in the diagnosis of congenital heart disease.

@article{Allan1989TheAO,
  title={The accuracy of fetal echocardiography in the diagnosis of congenital heart disease.},
  author={Lindsey D. Allan and S K Chita and Gurleen K. Sharland and N. L. K. Fagg and Robert H. Anderson and Diane C. Crawford},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={
          279-88
        }
}
The accuracy of the echocardiographic diagnosis of fetal heart disease in an experienced centre was evaluated by analysing the results achieved during 1987 at the Perinatal Cardiology Unit, Guy's Hospital. In this one year, 978 high-risk patients were referred for fetal echocardiography. Of these, 74 cases were found to have cardiac malformation, 69 of which were predicted from the prenatal study. Of the 69, the autopsy specimen was available for correlative purposes in 41 cases. A postnatal… CONTINUE READING
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