Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Cardiology Research and Practice
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 175635, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/175635
Clinical Study

Prenatal Detection of Congenital Heart Diseases: One-Year Survey Performing a Screening Protocol in a Single Reference Center in Brazil

1Fetal Cardiology Unit, Department of Obstetrics, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), 05303-000 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2Discipline of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), 05303-000 São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Received 19 August 2013; Revised 13 October 2013; Accepted 23 October 2013; Published 12 January 2014

Academic Editor: H. A. Katus

Copyright © 2014 Luciane Alves Rocha et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. J. S. Carvalho, E. Mavrides, E. A. Shinebourne, S. Campbell, and B. Thilaganathan, “Improving the effectiveness of routine prenatal screening for major congenital heart defects,” Heart, vol. 88, no. 4, pp. 387–391, 2002. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. Z. Yu, Y. Xi, W. Ding et al., “Congenital heart disease in a Chinese hospital: pre- and postnatal detection, incidence, clinical characteristics and outcomes,” Pediatrics International, vol. 53, no. 6, pp. 1059–1065, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. N. Ozbarlas, S. Erdem, O. Küçükosmanoğlu et al., “Prevalence and distribution of structural heart diseases in high and low risk pregnancies,” Anadolu Kardiyol Derg, vol. 11, pp. 125–130, 2011. View at Google Scholar
  4. J. E. Lee, K.-L. Jung, S.-E. Kim et al., “Prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease: trends in pregnancy termination rate, and perinatal and 1-year infant mortalities in Korea between 1994 and 2005,” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 474–478, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. M. K. Friedberg, N. H. Silverman, A. J. Moon-Grady et al., “Prenatal detection of congenital heart disease,” Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 155, no. 1, pp. 26.e1–31.e1, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. S. A. B. Clur, P. M. van Brussel, I. B. Mathijssen, E. Pajkrt, J. Ottenkamp, and C. M. Bilardo, “Audit of 10 years of referrals for fetal echocardiography,” Prenatal Diagnosis, vol. 31, no. 12, pp. 1134–1140, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. A. Galindo, I. Herraiz, D. Escribano, D. Lora, J. C. Melchor, and J. de la Cruz, “Prenatal detection of congenital heart defects: a survey on clinical practice in Spain,” Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 287–295, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. E. Garne, C. Stoll, and M. Clementi, “Evaluation of prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart diseases by ultrasound: experience from 20 European registries,” Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 386–391, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. H. Dolk, M. Loane, and E. Garne, “Congenital heart defects in Europe: prevalence and perinatal mortality, 2000 to 2005,” Circulation, vol. 123, no. 8, pp. 841–849, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics #38; Gynecology, “Cardiac screening examination of the fetus: guidelines for performing the “basic” and “extended basic” cardiac scan,” Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 27, pp. 107–113, 2006. View at Google Scholar
  11. E. A. Júnior, L. C. Rolo, L. M. Nardozza, and A. F. Moron, “Fetal cardiac evaluation by 3D/4D ultrasonography (STIC): what is its real applicability in the diagnosis of congenital heart disease?” The Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 3–5, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  12. L. Allan, “Prenatal diagnosis of structural cardiac defects,” American Journal of Medical Genetics C, vol. 145, no. 1, pp. 73–76, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. C. Bull, “Current and potential impact of fetal diagnosis on prevalence and spectrum of serious congenital heart disease at term in the UK,” The Lancet, vol. 354, no. 9186, pp. 1242–1247, 1999. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. J. I. E. Hoffman, “Incidence of congenital heart disease: II. Prenatal incidence,” Pediatric Cardiology, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 155–165, 1995. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. A. H. de Souza, L. da Fonseca, S. M. Franchi, A. C. Lianza, J. F. Baumgratz, and J. P. da Silva, “The hypoplastic left heart syndrome is not a risk factor for Fontan operation,” Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 506–509, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. W. Lee, L. Allan, J. S. Carvalho et al., “ISUOG consensus statement: what constitutes a fetal echocardiogram?” Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 239–242, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. S. Hunter, A. Heads, J. Wyllie, and S. Robson, “Prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease in the northern region of England: benefits of a training programme for obstetric ultrasonographers,” Heart, vol. 84, no. 3, pp. 294–298, 2000. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. C. Wren, S. Richmond, and L. Donaldson, “Temporal variability in birth prevalence of cardiovascular malformations,” Heart, vol. 83, no. 4, pp. 414–419, 2000. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. J. C. Guitti, “Epidemiological characteristics of congenital heart diseases in Londrina, Paraná south Brazil,” Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia, vol. 74, no. 5, pp. 395–404, 2000. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. L. T. V. Boas, E. P. Albernaz, and R. G. Costa, “Prevalence of congenital heart defects in patients with Down syndrome in the municipality of Pelotas, Brazil,” Jornal de Pediatria, vol. 85, no. 5, pp. 403–407, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. N. I. Miyague, S. Meyer Cardoso, F. Meyer et al., “Epidemiological study of congenital heart defects in children and adolescents. Analysis of 4,538 cases,” Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia, vol. 80, no. 3, pp. 269–278, 2003. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  22. R. Bader, “Abnormal cardiac findings in prenatal sonographic examination: an important indication for fetal echocardiography?” Journal of the Saudi Heart Association, vol. 20, pp. 29–33, 2008. View at Google Scholar
  23. S. Ozkutlu, T. Akca, G. Kafalı, and S. Beksaç, “The results of fetal echocardiography in a tertiary center and comparison of low and high-risk pregnancies for fetal congenital heart defects,” Anadolu Kardiyol Derg, vol. 10, pp. 263–269, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  24. S. M. Emam, “High prevalence of complex congenital cardiac anomalies detected by fetal echocardiography in a cohort of Saudi women referred for prenatal assessment,” Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 281–290, 2012. View at Google Scholar