Challenges of prenatal diagnosis of fetal hypoplastic aortic arch and predication of the need for intervention

J Card Surg. 2022 Nov;37(11):3711-3712. doi: 10.1111/jocs.16837. Epub 2022 Sep 1.


Prenatal diagnosis of hypoplastic aortic arch and coarctation of aorta is still challenging and remains one of the most difficult cardiac defects to diagnose. The results reveal a significant improvement of prenatal diagnosis of hypoplastic arch and coarctation of aorta. The data also shows the significant overlapping of fetal aortic isthmus z score between the infants who need the arch procedure and those who do not.

Keywords: coarctation of aorta; prenatal diagnosis of hypoplastic aortic arch.

MeSH terms

  • Aorta
  • Aorta, Thoracic / diagnostic imaging
  • Aorta, Thoracic / surgery
  • Aortic Coarctation* / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Coarctation* / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Diagnosis