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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Print ISSN: 2522-6614, Online ISSN: 2522-6622

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2018, Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part B

A study on foetal echocardiography in high risk antenatal mothers in a tertiary care centre
Author(s): Pradeep Ganiga, Leandra D’costa, Vivek V Subhash and Prem Alva
Abstract: Introduction: Foetal echocardiography is the ultrasonic evaluation of the human foetal cardiovascular system. A variety of maternal or foetal disorders may result in abnormality of the foetal cardiovascular system to a degree which demands evaluation at a level above and beyond what is attainable with standard antepartum obstetrical ultrasound. Congenital heart disease is the most common congenital anomaly found in humans. Materials and Methods: A total of 50 cases of antenatal mothers, who are having risk factors like diabetes mellitus, family history, are included in the study group. The foetal echocardiography was done for the pregnant mothers between the age group of 20 to 40 years at different gestational age after 20 weeks of pregnancy in AJ Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Mangalore between 2017 to 2018. Results: Out of the 50 cases who underwent foetal echo most antenatal mothers were in their second pregnancy, mostly belonging to 26-30 years of age, presenting between 20-24 weeks of gestation. The study revealed 29 out of 50 cases of normal echo finding. 7 had a non-pathologic abnormal echogenic focus, and 14 had pathologic structural defects. Conclusion: Foetal echocardiography is a reliable method of diagnosing congenital heart disease, especially in high-risk women
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How to cite this article:
Pradeep Ganiga, Leandra D’costa, Vivek V Subhash and Prem Alva. A study on foetal echocardiography in high risk antenatal mothers in a tertiary care centre. International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2018; 2(3): 73-76.
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology