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Advanced technology as well as an increased capability of the ultrasonographers have expanded the use of the ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for the evaluation of the fetal heart. The ultrasound has enabled us to examine in detail embryonic and fetal development. With existing technology, it is possible to detect fetal abnormalities including heart anomalies at the end of the first trimester of pregnancy. The introducing 3D, 4D and STIC techology gave us more opportunity in the examination of the fetal heart. During the last two decades the fetal echocardiography has been established as a reliable, non – invasive technique for the evaluation of the detailed anatomy of the fetal heart. With the combination of the skilled staff and modern technology, it ispossible to detected most of the structural anomalies, and, through the use of socalled -soft- or -minor- markers, achieve great success in identifying pregnancies at increased risk for aneuploidy.

chromosomal anomalies; fetal heart; ultrasound

Author: Ulla Marton - ; Policlinics Dr. Marton, Private gynecologic clinics, Zagreb, Croatia Milan Stanojević - ; Clinics of gynecology

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