PEDIATRICS: Edited by James C. HuhtaFirst-trimester screening for congenital heart diseaseHuhta, James C.Author Information Department of Perinatal Cardiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA Correspondence to James C. Huhta, MD, Department of Perinatal Cardiology, University of Florida, 3003 W Dr M.L.K. Blvd, Tampa Bay, Gainesville, FL 33607, USA. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Current Opinion in Cardiology: January 2016 - Volume 31 - Issue 1 - p 72-77 doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000248 Buy Metrics Abstract Advances over the last decade in technology, training, and availability of prenatal care have led to a focus on the detection of congenital heart defects (CHD) and its prenatal management for improved pregnancy outcomes. First-trimester transvaginal heart screening is feasible and well tolerated. Due to advances in the diagnosis of trisomy by nonultrasound methods, a significant effort will now be focused on CHD detection in the first trimester of otherwise uncomplicated pregnancies. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.