Pediatric echocardiography: Current role and a review of technical advances

M. J. Rice, R. W. McDonald, Mark Reller, David Sahn

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Abstract

Advances in echocardiography have enhanced our diagnostic imaging capabilities for congenital heart defects. In addition to improved resolution of two dimensional images, cardiac hemodynamic assessment is possible with the use of Doppler, color Doppler, and stress echocardiography. Transesophageal echocardiography has allowed intraoperative assessment of cardiac repairs, and fetal echocardiography has allowed development of the field of fetal cardiology. The developing areas of intravascular ultrasonography and three-dimensional echocardiography show promise for the future. Echocardiography continues to revolutionize our ability to diagnose congenital heart defects accurately.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume128
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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