Use of Color Doppler in Routine Examination of Fetal Heart in Second Trimester
To evaluate the percentage of severe heart defect diagnosed with the use of color Doppler at a routine fetal scan in the second trimester of pregnancy
Congenital Heart Defects
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Use of Color Doppler in Routine Examination of Fetal Heart in Second Trimester.|
- Congenital heart defects [ Time Frame: 2nd trimester ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Pregnant females in the 2nd trimester.
|Pregnant women in second trimester|
Almost all women in Norway have a routine ultrasound examination in the second trimester, however, the detection rate of heart defect are only around 50%. In this study we use color Doppler at three different levels in the fetal heart; the four chamber view, the outlet of the aorta on on the level of the great arteries.
All heart defects at delivery are recorded and compared with the ultrasound findings.
|Stavanger University Hospital|
|Stavanger, Norway, NO-4011|
|Principal Investigator:||Claudia Heien, RN||Helse Stavanger HF|
|Study Director:||Torbjørn M. Eggebø, MD||Helse Stavanger HF|