The fetal cardiac function

Ganesh Acharya, Juha Rasanen, Torvid Kiserud, James C. Huhta

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Abstract

Despite significant progress in the prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease and the postnatal management, the prenatal evaluation of fetal heart function remains difficult. The unique characteristics of the fetal circulation have a significant impact on its cardiac function. Commonly used physiological concepts about the function of the heart can be misleading when applied to the intrauterine situation. Most noninvasive parameters of cardiac function are not validated in the fetus. In addition, unlike structural defects that can be easily confirmed after delivery, functional hemodynamic abnormalities diagnosed in utero cannot be verified postnatally with certainty as the neonatal circulation defers considerably from the fetal circulation. This review attempts to describe commonly used methods of assessment of fetal cardiac function, their physiological basis and, their utility in clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-53
Number of pages13
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reviews
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Physiological Phenomena
Fetal Heart
Disease Management
Prenatal Diagnosis
Heart Diseases
Fetus
Hemodynamics

Keywords

  • Cardiac function
  • Doppler
  • Fetal circulation
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Fetal heart

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Acharya, G., Rasanen, J., Kiserud, T., & Huhta, J. C. (2006). The fetal cardiac function. Current Cardiology Reviews, 2(1), 41-53. https://doi.org/10.2174/157339406775471830

The fetal cardiac function. / Acharya, Ganesh; Rasanen, Juha; Kiserud, Torvid; Huhta, James C.

In: Current Cardiology Reviews, Vol. 2, No. 1, 02.2006, p. 41-53.

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Acharya, G, Rasanen, J, Kiserud, T & Huhta, JC 2006, 'The fetal cardiac function', Current Cardiology Reviews, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 41-53. https://doi.org/10.2174/157339406775471830
Acharya G, Rasanen J, Kiserud T, Huhta JC. The fetal cardiac function. Current Cardiology Reviews. 2006 Feb;2(1):41-53. https://doi.org/10.2174/157339406775471830
Acharya, Ganesh ; Rasanen, Juha ; Kiserud, Torvid ; Huhta, James C. / The fetal cardiac function. In: Current Cardiology Reviews. 2006 ; Vol. 2, No. 1. pp. 41-53.
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