Prenatal evaluation of congenital heart disease in high-risk pregnancies

A. Giancotti, F. Torcia, G. Giampa, G. Gallow, F. Gallow, L. Donati, D. De Santo

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Abstract

The authors report their experience of echocardiography performed on a group of 736 pregnancies with specific risk-factors for congenital heart disease (CHD). The aim of the study was to evaluate the influence of specific risk-factors (established through the genetic counselling) in detecting fetal cardiac anomalies and diagnostic accuracy of extended fetal echocardiographic examination in high-risk pregnancies. Twenty-seven heart defects were observed (3.6%), of these 24 were detected at ultrasound. Specificity and sensitivity were 99% and 90% respectively. These results suggest the importance of an early detection of pregnancies at increased risk for CHD and confirm the good diagnostic accuracy of a multiple cardiac examination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-229
Number of pages5
JournalClinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume22
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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High-Risk Pregnancy
Heart Diseases
Pregnancy
Genetic Counseling
Echocardiography
Sensitivity and Specificity

Keywords

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • High risk pregnancies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Giancotti, A., Torcia, F., Giampa, G., Gallow, G., Gallow, F., Donati, L., & De Santo, D. (1995). Prenatal evaluation of congenital heart disease in high-risk pregnancies. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology, 22(3), 225-229.

Prenatal evaluation of congenital heart disease in high-risk pregnancies. / Giancotti, A.; Torcia, F.; Giampa, G.; Gallow, G.; Gallow, F.; Donati, L.; De Santo, D.

In: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 22, No. 3, 1995, p. 225-229.

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Giancotti, A, Torcia, F, Giampa, G, Gallow, G, Gallow, F, Donati, L & De Santo, D 1995, 'Prenatal evaluation of congenital heart disease in high-risk pregnancies', Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 225-229.
Giancotti A, Torcia F, Giampa G, Gallow G, Gallow F, Donati L et al. Prenatal evaluation of congenital heart disease in high-risk pregnancies. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1995;22(3):225-229.
Giancotti, A. ; Torcia, F. ; Giampa, G. ; Gallow, G. ; Gallow, F. ; Donati, L. ; De Santo, D. / Prenatal evaluation of congenital heart disease in high-risk pregnancies. In: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1995 ; Vol. 22, No. 3. pp. 225-229.
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