Extended Views of the Fetal Heart

Vita Zidere, John Simpson

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Extended views of the fetal heart are helpful additions to the standard screening views in advanced fetal cardiac assessment. These include additional transverse sweeps above the aortic arch and sagittal views of the fetal heart. The transverse sweep above the aortic arch permits visualisation of the innominate vein and head and neck vessels. The systemic venous connections, aortic arch, ductal arch and short axis views of the atrioventricular valves can be visualised in sagittal views. The distinctive branching pattern of the head and neck vessels from the aortic arch can also be demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFetal Cardiology
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319774619
ISBN (Print)9783319774602
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

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  • Aortic arch
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Ductal arch
  • Ductus venosus
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Sagittal view
  • Short axis
  • Subclavian artery


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