Fetal Cardiology: Embryology, Genetics, Physiology, Echocardiographic Evaluation, Diagnosis and Perinatal Management of Cardiac Diseases, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Fetal Cardiology

Embryology, Genetics, Physiology, Echocardiographic Evaluation, Diagnosis and Perinatal Management of Cardiac Diseases, 2nd Edition

Edited by Simcha Yagel, Norman H. Silverman, Ulrich Gembruch

CRC Press

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Accounting for the huge strides in technological development over the past few years, as well as of recent research and advances, this text updates cutting-edge information on topics such as:

  • embryology
  • cardiovascular development
  • placental implantation and development
  • intracardiac shunt malformations
  • fetal cardiac tumors


  • DVD with over 50 video clips, including 4D ultrasound
  • high quality illustrations in colour throughout
  • new information on the cardiac impact of twin-twin transfusion syndrome, cerebral outcomes in CHD, and congestive heart failure

Table of Contents

1. Cardiovascular Development 2. Cardiac Morphogenesis 3. Cardiac Anatomy and Examination of Specimens 4. Placental Implantation and Development 5. Placental Circulations 6. The Physics of Ultrasound Imaging 7. Technical Advances in Fetal Echocardiography 8. Epidemiology of Congenital Heart Disease 9. Indications for Fetal Echocardiography 10. Circulation in the Normal Fetus and Cardiovascular Adaptations to Birth 11. Development of Fetal Cardiac and Extracardiac Doppler Flows in Early Gestation 12. The Examination of the Normal Fetal Heart using Two-dimensional Echocardiography 13. First and Early Second Trimester Fetal Heart Screening 14. Four-dimensional Ultrasound Examination of the Fetal Heart by Spatiotemporal Image Correlation 15. Three- and Four-dimensional Ultrasound in Fetal Echocardiography 16. Cardiac Malpositions and Syndromes with Right or Left Atrial Isomerism 17. Anomalies of the Right Heart 18. Pulmonary Atresia with Intact Ventricular Septum 19. Intracardiac Shunt Malformations 20. Left Heart Malformations 21. Ventricular Outflow Tract Anomalies 22. Aortic Arch Anomalies 23. Developments in Diagnosis of Transposition of the Great Arteries 24. Abnormal Visceral and Atrial Situs and Congenital Heart Disease 25. Diseases of the Myocardium, Endocardium, and Pericardium during Fetal Life 26. Cardiomyopathy in the Fetus 27. Ultrasound Examination of the Fetal Coronary Circulation 28. Fetal Cardiac Tumors 29. The Fetal Venous System 30. Extracardiac Doppler Investigation in Fetuses with Congenital Heart Disease 31. Electrophysiology for the Perinatologist 32. Fetal Bradydysrhythmia 33. Fetal Tachyarrhythmia 34. Cardiac Diseases in Association with Hydrops Fetalis 35. Mending the Tiniest Hearts 36. Fetal Cardiac Function in Normal and Growth-restricted Fetuses 37. Venous Flow in Intrauterine Growth Restriction and Cardiac Decompensation 38. Congestive Heart Failure in the Fetus 39. Congenital Cardiovascular Malformations and the Fetal and Neonatal Circulation 40. Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome 41. Genetics and Cardiac Abnormalities 42. Cardiac Defects in Chromosomally Abnormal Fetuses 43. Associated Anomalies in Congenital Heart Disease 44. The Neonate with Congenital Heart Disease 45. Infants with Congenital Heart Disease in the First Year of Life 46. Genetic Counseling in Families with Congenital Heart Defects 47. Intrapartum Evaluation 48. Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy 49. Maternal Diseases and Therapies Affecting the Fetal Cardiovascular System 50. Congenital Heart Disease and the Fetal Cardiovascular System

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Cardiology
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics
MEDICAL / Radiology & Nuclear Medicine