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Foetal echocardiography of transposition of the great arteries and common arterial trunk*

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 January 2013

Grace Freire
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, All Children's Hospital Heart Institute, Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
Michelle Miller
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, All Children's Hospital Heart Institute, Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
James Huhta
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, All Children's Hospital Heart Institute, Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States The Congenital Heart Institute of Florida, Pediatric Cardiology Associates/Pediatrix Medical Group, Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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Abstract

Advances in foetal echocardiography allow detection of conotruncal anomalies such as transposition of the great arteries and common arterial trunk. Early detection of these anomalies is important for appropriate delivery planning, family counselling, and management. This manuscript will review the anatomic considerations, differential diagnosis, and foetal echocardiographic features of each of these malformations and review the importance of prenatal diagnosis and family counselling.

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Presented at: 12th Annual International Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease, February 17–21, 2012, All Children's Hospital, Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States of America.

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