CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING

Arrhythmias in the Fetus

Sep 22, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Arrhythmias in the Fetus

Introduction Disturbances of cardiac rhythm in the human fetus may come to clinical attention in a number of ways. First, an abnormally slow, fast, or irregular heart rate may be…

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Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Sep 22, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Key Echocardiographic Features • Monochorionic pregnancy with size discrepancy between twins. • For the smaller donor, heart function appears ostensibly normal with small ventricular cavity volumes and hyperdynamic systolic function….

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Sacrococcygeal Teratoma

Sep 22, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Sacrococcygeal Teratoma

Key Echocardiographic Features • Look for signs of fetal hydrops such as pericardial effusion, pleural effusion, ascites, or scalp edema. • Assess heart size through cardiothoracic ratio measures. • Evaluate…

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Fetal Cardiomyopathy

Sep 22, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Fetal Cardiomyopathy

Key Echocardiographic Features • Investigate for heart size (cardiothoracic ratio). • Investigate systolic function, qualitative and quantitative (myocardial performance index, shortening fraction). • Look for evidence of pericardial effusion or…

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Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Sep 22, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Key Echocardiographic Features • Displacement of the cardiac position. • Small left ventricle cavity volume. • Assess mitral valve annulus and aortic annulus, which may be of normal size despite…

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