Evolution of left ventricular diseasein the fetus. Case report

Fetal Diagn Ther. Jan-Feb 1999;14(1):60-2. doi: 10.1159/000020890.


A fetal case is described that showed a rapid progression from the features of initial left ventricular fibroelastosis at 20 weeks of gestation to a more marked dilation at 22 weeks and finally to a hypoplastic left ventricle with aortic stenosis at 24 weeks of gestation. This case confirms the evolutive character of left ventricular disease during fetal life.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Disease Progression
  • Echocardiography
  • Endocardial Fibroelastosis / physiopathology*
  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / physiopathology*