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Advancing Prenatal Detection of Congenital Heart Disease

A Novel Screening Protocol Improves Early Diagnosis of Complex Congenital Heart Disease

Letourneau, Karen M.; Horne, David; Soni, Reeni N.; McDonald, Keith R.; Karlicki, Fern C.; Fransoo, Randy R.

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: October 2018 - Volume 73 - Issue 10 - p 557–559
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000547433.60855.d0

(Abstracted from J Ultrasound Med 2018;37:1073–1079)

In this study, the authors report on a project designed to improve the prenatal detection of complex congenital heart disease (CHD) with implementation of a specific routine prenatal screening protocol, finding that implementing this protocol can vastly improve detection rates of critical cardiac abnormalities.

Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Health Sciences Center, Pediatric Cardiology, Winnipeg, Manitoba (K.M.L., R.N.S.); Section of Cardiac Surgery, Dalhousie University, IWK Health Center, Children's Heart Center Halifax, Nova Scotia (D.H.); Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Saint Boniface Hospital (K.R.M., F.C.K.); Department of Radiology, Ultrasound, University of Manitoba (F.C.K.); and University of Manitoba, Manitoba Center for Health Policy (R.R.F.), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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