Ventricular and Great Artery Disproportion during routine Fetal Heart Imaging Evaluation and Management

Technical Report




disproportion, fetal heart, great artery, ventricle, anomaly scan, ultrasound, fetal echocardiogram, midgestation, basic fetal heart imaging, technical report


Size discrepancy (disproportion) between left and right cardiac chambers (atria, ventricles) and /or great arteries is easily identified during routine mid-gestational ultrasound screening (basic fetal heart imaging), representing a referral indication for detailed fetal echocardiogram to rule out the presence of fetal congenital heart disease. In the present review the appropriate imaging technique to avoid foreshortening of ventricular chambers during basic fetal heart imaging, non-cardiac causes of heart chamber disproportion as well as common congenital heart defects associated with chamber and artery disproportion during routine ultrasound fetal imaging are presented


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