Fetal cardiac function during the first trimester of pregnancy

Valenti, Oriana and Di Prima, Fosca A. F. and Renda, Eliana and Faraci, Marianna and Hyseni, Entela and Di Domenico, Roberta and Monte, Santo and Giorgio, Elsa (2011) Fetal cardiac function during the first trimester of pregnancy. Journal of prenatal medicine, 5 (3). pp. 59-62. ISSN 1971-3290

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Chromosomally normal first trimester fetuses with an increased nuchal translucency measurement have an elevated risk of congenital heart defect (CHD). so there is an increased demand for imaging the fetal heart during the first and early second trimesters of pregnancy. Echocardiographic and anatomical correlations in firsttrimester fetuses show that by 11 weeks’ gestation, the position of the fetal heart within the chest is similar to that in later gestation, and the spatial relation of the great arteries and their relative sizes are similar to those on second-trimester scans by 12 weeks’ gestation. In the first trimester during the heart analysis it’s possible value: anatomic structure (size, rate), hemodynamic development through analysis of these waveforms and flow patterns (inflow and outflow waveforms of the diastolic filling and the systolic ejection) and modification during the first trimester.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fetal heart, function, echocardiography, first trimester
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 618 Altri rami della medicina; Ginecologia e ostetricia, Pediatria, Geriatria > 618.2 Ostetricia
Depositing User: Gianni Aiello
Date Deposited: 21 May 2013 09:05
Last Modified: 21 May 2013 09:05
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/5189

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