Fetal echocardiography: a window to the developing heart

Indian J Pediatr. 2002 Jun;69(6):507-11. doi: 10.1007/BF02722654.


This paper aims to help the reader understand the indications and the underlying physiologic concepts that relate to the findings obtained from a fetal cardiac evaluation. Techniques to obtain the basic fetal echocardiographic views and to identify gross cardiac abnormalities will also be discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Echocardiography / methods*
  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Fetus / blood supply
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal