we would like to invite you to our
1st Munich Symposium on Fetal Cardiology.
It will take place from July 3rd to July 5 th 2015 at the German Heart Center Munich.
The symposium will be devoted to the complex field on fetal cardiac disease. We are looking forward to meet you in Munich.
Parma XXIII International Echo Meeting
June 18-19-20, 2015
Dear colleagues and friends ,
we are glad to send you the Final Program of our Meeting.
This year there will be a somewhat new format with 2 days of Scientific Program and one half day dedicated to a Satellite Session on “ Science , Development , Peace “, with themes that are relevant to each one of us.
The Faculty in its core will remain the same, with some new important additions.
The Social Program and the Program for Accompanying Persons will follow the previous lines.
We will do our best to maintain or enhance the spirit and the atmosphere of the preceding Meetings !
“ We are preparing to have a great time together ! “
ABSTRACT: Five members in three generations of a family were affected by a congenital heart disease. Four of them had mild or severe coarctation of the aorta (CoA), either isolated or in association with other cardiac defects. Fetal echocardiography allowed prenatal diagnosis in one pregnancy at risk. This family suggests that a rare form of CoA could be the result of an autosomal dominant mutation with high penetrance and variable expressivity rather than polygenic inheritance.
Journal of Medical Genetics 05/1993; 30(4):328-9. · 5.70 Impact Factor
ABSTRACT: Cardiac and extracardiac anomalies tend to follow characteristic patterns when there is an isomeric arrangement of the heart and lungs. We present a case diagnosed correctly during prenatal life as having isomerism of the left atrial appendages in which some of the associated features were most unexpected, namely absence of the spleen and obstructed totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection. This association proved misleading for us in the management of the patient. We found it difficult to believe our findings in the light of our past knowledge, and this resulted in a delay in the referral for surgery. The final outcome was unfortunately fatal. In the management of isomerism of any type, therefore, a wide spectrum of combinations and “crossover” of cardiac anomalies must be anticipated, emphasizing the need to assess individually the arrangement of the different organs of the body.
Cardiology in the Young 03/1994; 4(02):160 – 163. · 0.95 Impact Factor
Prenatal diagnosis of interrupted inferior vena cava as an isolated finding: a benign vascular malformation.
C Celentano, G Malinger, S Rotmensch, S Gerboni, Y Wolman, M Glezerman
Department of Obstetrics, Edith Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel.
Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Impact Factor: 3.56). 10/1999; 14(3):215-8. DOI:10.1046/j.1469-0705.1999.14030215.x
ABSTRACT We report two cases of interrupted inferior vena cava with azygous continuation diagnosed as an isolated finding during routine prenatal scans. Visualization of the venous vasculature of the abdomen and thorax in the mid-sagittal plane failed to visualize the segment of the inferior vena cava between the kidneys and the liver. A vessel with venous flow was observed parallel, adjacent and posterior to the aorta between the kidney and the right atrium. This blood vessel connected with the superior vena cava. Axial planes of the thorax confirmed the presence of two vessels running paravertebrally. A detailed ultrasound examination of the fetal anatomy failed to demonstrate other anomalies. The neonatal course of both fetuses was uneventful. Isolated interruption of the inferior uena cava can be a vascular malformation without known pathological consequences.
Pediatr Cardiol (2012) 33:1245–1252
Prenatal Evaluation and Management of Fetuses Exposed
to Anti-SSA/Ro Antibodies
Anita Krishnan Jodi I. Pike Mary T. Donofrio
Received: 23 February 2012 / Accepted: 29 April 2012 / Published online: 22 May 2012
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
Maternal anti-SSA antibodies are common, existing in up to 2 % of the general population. Fetuses
exposed to these antibodies are at risk for both cardiac and noncardiac complications. The cardiac complications
include arrhythmias, structural disease, and cardiomyopathy. Although rare, the cardiac disease associated with these
antibodies is permanent and severe. Current fetal echocardiographic screening tools are nonspecific. The type and
frequency of screening needed is controversial. Although promising transplacental treatment strategies exist, pro-
spective randomized studies are lacking. Dexamethasone, the medication used most frequently, imposes significant
risks to both mother and fetus. This report presents a discussion of the at-risk population, the spectrum of fetal
cardiac disease associated with maternal anti-SSA antibodies, the current fetal echocardiographic screening tools,
the therapeutic options, and the management and delivery planning strategies. With appropriate prenatal follow-up,
assessment, and delivery planning, even high-risk fetuses can be delivered safely and managed effectively.
Pediatr Cardiol (2012) 33:1245–1252
23rd World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Echocardiographic observation and clinical significance
of echogenic intracardiac foci in 310 fetuses
Y. He, Y. Guo, Y. Zhang, J. Han, Z. Li
Beijing Anzhen Hospital Capital Medical University, Beijing,
To assess the clinical meaning of echogenic intracardiac
focus in fetuses by echocardiography.
Echogenic focus in the fetal left ventricular cavity: Is it a false tendon?
Nahide Altug a*, A. Nuri Danisman b*
a* Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity Teaching Hospital, Ped. Cardiology Unit, Ankara, Turkey
b* Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity Teaching Hospital, Perinatology Unit, Ankara, Turkey
Early Human Development, Volume 89, Issue 7, July 2013, Pages 479-482
Keywords: Fetus, False tendon,Echogenic focus,Fetal echocardiography
To draw attention to the left ventricular false tendon which can be misinterpreted as echogenic focus in the fetus.
The study group consisted of 9 fetuses out of the 161 who had been misdiagnosed for left ventricular false tendon as echogenic focus by obstetricians. Fetal echocardiography and 2-D color Doppler echocardiography were performed in the pre-postnatal period. The standard fetal echocardiographic views (4,5 chamber views, long axis view of the left ventricle, short axis view of the ventricles and great arteries, three vessels and trachea view, long axis views of the duct and aortic arch) were obtained for each case.