Techniques for assessing cardiac output and fetal cardiac function

Tutschek, Boris; Schmidt, Klaus G. (2011). Techniques for assessing cardiac output and fetal cardiac function. Seminars in fetal and neonatal medicine, 16(1), pp. 13-21. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.siny.2010.09.005

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Fetal echocardiography was initially used to diagnose structural heart disease, but recent interest has focused on functional assessment. Effects of extracardiac conditions on the cardiac function such as volume overload (in the recipient in twin-twin transfusion syndrome), a hyperdynamic circulation (arterio-venous malformation), cardiac compression (diaphragmatic hernia, lung tumours) and increased placental resistance (intrauterine growth restriction and placental insufficiency) can be studied by ultrasound and may guide decisions for intervention or delivery. A variety of functional tests can be used, but there is no single clinical standard. For some specific conditions, however, certain tests have shown diagnostic value.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Gynaecology

UniBE Contributor:

Tutschek, Boris

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1744-165X

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:13

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2014 07:45

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.siny.2010.09.005

PubMed ID:

21051302

Web of Science ID:

000287108400003

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/3153 (FactScience: 206625)

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