The fetal heart is considered to be the most important and difficult part of fetal examination. The purpose of this book and accompanying DVD is to enable the reader firstly to find out whether the heart is normal or not, and secondly to diagnose the type of cardiac abnormality if present. To provide the skills and methodology to do this, the book covers basic anatomy and embryology, and explains what to look for, why and how. It also describes associated pathology (e.g. chromosomal abnormalities, syndromes) which the sonographer needs to know after a cardiac abnormality has been found.
Accompanying DVD with over 60 minutes of video clips and 4D ultasound scans.
Highly illustrated with nearly 400 ultrasound scans, photographs of anatomical sections and explanatory line diagrams in colour and black and white.
Step-by-step guide for those new to fetal echocardiography and a reference source for the more experienced sonographer.
By Catherine Fredouille, MD, Part-time Hospital Practitioner, Fetal Placentology Unit, Hopital de La Timone, Marseille. Consultant in Fetopathology, Service de Cytogenetique et de Foetopathologie, Hopital Saint Antoine, Paris, France; and Jean-Eric Develay-Morice, MD, Ultrasonographer, Nimes Maternity Service, Hopital Carremeau, Nimes, France
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