Status of Antenatal Detection of Congenital Heart Defects in a Northern Indian Population and Factors Influencing it

Status of Antenatal Detection of Congenital Heart Defects in a Northern Indian Population and... J. Fetal Med. (September 2017) 4:119–124 DOI 10.1007/s40556-017-0134-2 O R I G IN AL ARTI CL E Status of Antenatal Detection of Congenital Heart Defects in a Northern Indian Population and Factors Influencing it 1 2 Anupama Nair Sitaraman Radhakrishnan Received: 19 February 2017 / Accepted: 12 July 2017 / Published online: 1 August 2017 Society of Fetal Medicine 2017 Abstract Conclusions Antenatal detection rate for CHD was very Objective To evaluate the antenatal detection rate (ADR) low. Referral for a focused fetal echocardiography during of congenital heart defects (CHDs) in the northern part of pregnancy is poor and those referred are done at very late India and also to assess the factors affecting the same. stages of pregnancy. Measures that can help in improving Methods This was a prospective study performed at a the detection include following a strict protocol for cardiac tertiary referral center for pediatric cardiac care in northern screening, extending the screening to include the outflow India and included 200 consecutive infants (including tracts and early referral to fetal or pediatric cardiologists in neonates). A detailed history was obtained from the parents case of minimal suspicion. based on a protocol which included antenatal, birth and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Fetal Medicine Springer Journals

Status of Antenatal Detection of Congenital Heart Defects in a Northern Indian Population and Factors Influencing it

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Publisher
Springer India
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Society of Fetal Medicine
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Maternal and Child Health; Diagnostic Radiology; Ultrasound; Obstetrics/Perinatology; Reproductive Medicine
ISSN
2348-1153
eISSN
2348-8859
D.O.I.
10.1007/s40556-017-0134-2
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