Fetal Heart Ultrasound

How, Why and When


  • 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
  • Jean-Eric Develay-Morice, MD, Ultrasonographer, Nimes Maternity Service, Hopital Carremeau, Nimes, France
  • Claudio Lombardi

Fetal Heart Ultrasound, now in its second edition, has been written as a practical guide for the ultrasound examination of the fetal heart. The fetal heart is considered to be the most important and difficult part of a fetal examination. This book aims not only to clarify and simplify the approach to this examination, but also to define what a normal fetal heart should be, and underline just why this organ remains one of the best warning signs for fetal pathology. It will be useful to trainee and practicing ultrasonographers, ultrasound departments providing obstetric ultrasound services, and obstetricians, gynecologists, radiologists and midwives undertaking course in fetal ultrasonography.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4341-3

Table of Contents

  1. Why: fetal heart ultrasound
  2. How: technical aspects
  3. How: anatomic-ultrasound correlations; 3 steps, 10 key points
  4. How: conducting the examination and its pitfalls
  5. Why: critical cardiac pathologies not to be overlooked
  6. When: fetal morphological examination after the discovery of a cardiopathy
  7. Points to remember

New chapter: First trimester ultrasonography