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Ultrasonographic left cardiac axis deviation: a marker for fetal anomalies.

Authors
  • Smith, R S
  • Comstock, C H
  • Kirk, J S
  • Lee, W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1995
Volume
85
Issue
2
Pages
187–191
Identifiers
PMID: 7824228
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although left cardiac axis deviation can occur as an isolated sonographic finding in an otherwise normal fetus, most cases will demonstrate abnormalities of cardiac and/or extracardiac anatomy. Left cardiac axis deviation is largely associated with cardiac abnormalities, especially conotruncal anomalies, which may not be detectable by a four-chamber view alone. Therefore, the cardiac axis should be examined routinely as part of the four-chamber view of the fetal heart.

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