Atresia or absence of the left-sided atrioventricular connection in the fetus: echocardiographic diagnosis and outcome.
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol
Our objective was to describe the appearance of atresia of the left-sided atrioventricular valve on the four-chamber view of the fetal heart. Twenty-four cases of atresia of the left-sided atrioventricular connection were detected over a 2-year period. Cases were analyzed according to the appearance of the four-chamber view and the connections of the great arteries. All cases were referred because the left-sided ventricle was smaller than the right. There were five different groups of cardiac anomaly detected. Associated findings varied according to the diagnostic group. It was concluded that it is possible to identify atresia of the left-sided atrioventricular connection accurately during obstetric ultrasound examination by evaluation of the four-chamber view. However, the appearance of this view varies with the diagnosis. Each diagnostic group has different implications in terms of associated extracardiac malformations and postnatal management.
|Title:||Atresia or absence of the left-sided atrioventricular connection in the fetus: echocardiographic diagnosis and outcome.|
|Keywords:||Diagnosis, Differential, Echocardiography, Female, Fetal Diseases, Fetal Heart, Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular, Humans, Mitral Valve, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Outcome, Sensitivity and Specificity, Ultrasonography, Prenatal|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science
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