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
Journal of Fetal Medicine – Springer Journals
Published: Aug 1, 2017
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