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The Role of Fetal Echocardiography in the Assessment of Fetal Aneuploidy

MOON-GRADY, ANITA J. MD, FAAP, FACC; GANESAN, SUGUNA MD

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: March 2014 - Volume 57 - Issue 1 - p 189–209
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000015
Noninvasive Screening for Fetal Aneuploidies: Eliminating Unwanted Surprises

Advances in both imaging technology and understanding of fetal cardiac disease have contributed to a dramatic increase in the sensitivity and specificity of fetal echocardiography over the last few decades. Fetal echocardiography now plays an important role in the prenatal evaluation of fetuses with known or suspected aneuploidy. In this article, specific situations in which fetal echocardiography has a part in noninvasive aneuploidy screening algorithms are discussed.

Fetal Cardiovascular Program, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, The Fetal Treatment Center, University of California, Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Francisco, California

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Anita J. Moon-Grady, MD, FAAP, FACC, Fetal Cardiovascular Program, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, The Fetal Treatment Center, University of California, Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Francisco, CA. E-mail: anita.moongrady@ucsf.edu

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.