Cardiac Guidelines

ISUOG consensus statement: what constitutes a fetal echocardiogram?

In 2006 the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) published practice guidelines for the sonographic screening of congenital heart disease (CHD) during the second trimester of pregnancy. This document described two levels for screening low-risk fetuses for heart anomalies.

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ISUOG Practice Guidelines: performance of first-trimester fetal ultrasound scan

Routine ultrasound examination is an established part of antenatal care if resources are available and access possible. It is commonly performed in the second trimester, although routine scanning is offered increasingly during the first trimester, particularly in high-resource settings

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ISUOG Practice Guidelines - use of Doppler ultrasonography in obstetrics

This document summarizes Practice Guidelines regarding how to perform Doppler ultrasonography of the fetoplacental circulation. It is of utmost importance not to expose the embryo and fetus to unduly harmful ultrasound energy, particularly in the earliest stages of pregnancy.

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ISUOG Practice Guidelines (updated) - sonographic screening examination of the fetal heart

This document constitutes a revised and updated version of the previously published ISUOG guidelines for cardiac screening in midgestation and reflects current knowledge about prenatal detection of congenital heart disease (CHD). The new ISUOG recommendation that outflow tract views as well as the four-chamber view be added to routine screening is evidence-based and parallels recent guidelines and recommendations from other professional bodies.

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ISUOG Practice guidelines for performance of the routine mid-trimester fetal ultrasound scan

Ultrasonography is widely used for the prenatal evaluation of growth and anatomy as well as for the management of multiple gestations. The procedure provides diagnostic findings that often facilitate the management of problems arising in later pregnancy.

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ASUM D2 - Guidelines for the Mid Trimester Obstetric Scan

A gestation age of 18-22 weeks is the most common time for performing this scan in an otherwise low risk pregnancy but examining the fetal anatomy may be appropriate at other times depending on the clinical situation

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ASUM D11 - Guidelines for the Performance of First Trimester Ultrasound

Studies should be performed using an abdominal and/or vaginal approach. A high frequency transducer should be used and the equipment should be operated with the lowest ultrasonic exposure settings capable of providing the necessary diagnostic information.

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AHA Diagnosis and Treatment of Fetal Cardiac Disease

The goal of this statement is to review available literature and to put forth a scientific statement on the current practice of fetal cardiac medicine, including the diagnosis and management of fetal cardiovascular disease.

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AIUM Practice Parameter for the Performance of Fetal Echocardiography

Parameter developed in conjunction with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), and endorsed by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

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