Fetal Heart Ultrasound
Fetal Heart Ultrasound,
Edition 2 How, Why and When
By Catherine Fredouille, MD, Jean-Eric Develay-Morice, MD and Claudio Lombardi

Publication Date: 12 Dec 2013

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Fetal Heart Ultrasound, now in its second edition, has been written as a practical guide for the ultrasound examination of the fetal heart. The fetal heart is considered to be the most important and difficult part of a fetal examination. This book aims not only to clarify and simplify the approach to this examination, but also to define what a normal fetal heart should be, and underline just why this organ remains one of the best warning signs for fetal pathology. It will be useful to trainee and practicing ultrasonographers, ultrasound departments providing obstetric ultrasound services, and obstetricians, gynecologists, radiologists and midwives undertaking course in fetal ultrasonography.

"Fetal Heart Ultrasound. How, Why and When ... could represent a supplement to other literature in the field, especially for trainees and ultrasonographers." Reviewed by Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica,April 2015

Key Features

  • Illustrated with over 400 pathological and ultrasound diagrams and images
  • Clarifies what makes the fetal heart normal, and what signs point to the pathologies that are important to diagnose
  • Step-by-step guide to establishing different views, illustrating the correlations between technique and medical image, and outlining the pitfalls, obstacles and errors and how to recognize and avoid them
  • Accompanying online ancillary material: original anatomical videoclips, ultrasound scans and self-assessment questions
About the author
By Catherine Fredouille, MD, Part-time Hospital Practitioner, Fetal Placentology Unit, Hopital de La Timone, Marseille. Consultant in Fetopathology, Service de Cytogenetique et de Foetopathologie, Hopital Saint Antoine, Paris, France; Jean-Eric Develay-Morice, MD, Ultrasonographer, Nimes Maternity Service, Hopital Carremeau, Nimes, France and Claudio Lombardi
Table of Contents
  1. Why: fetal heart ultrasound
  2. How: technical aspects
  3. How: anatomic-ultrasound correlations; 3 steps, 10 key points
  4. How: conducting the examination and its pitfalls
  5. Why: critical cardiac pathologies not to be overlooked
  6. When: fetal morphological examination after the discovery of a cardiopathy
  7. Points to remember

New chapter: First trimester ultrasonography

Book Reviews

"This book is meant to be a practical guide for the ultrasound examination of the fetal heart and describes a methodology capable of verifying normal fetal cardiac architecture in three steps and 10 key points. The book describes a simplified approach and technical aspects related to fetal heart ultrasound examination, pitfalls, and warning signs for related fetal pathology." Reviewed by Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica , March 2015

Book details
ISBN: 9780702043413
Page Count: 184
Illustrations: Approx. 442 illustrations (331 in full color)
Retail Price: £45.99