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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2014, Vol. 41 Issue (2): 195-201    DOI: 10.12891/ceog16622014
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Application of two-dimensional echocardiography combined with enhanced flow in diagnosing fetal heart malformation
L. Liu1, Y. He2, *(), Z. Li2, L. Zhang2
1Department of Ultrasound in Medicine, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing
2Department of Ultrasound in Medicine, Henan Provincial Hospital, Zhengzhou (China)
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Abstract  
Objective: The current study aims to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of two-dimensional echocardiography combined with enhanced flow (e-flow) imaging for fetal heart malformation. Materials and Methods: A total of 1,639 pregnant women were enrolled. They were examined using fetal echocardiography combined e-flow. The obtained results were compared with those by postnatal examination or post-induction autopsy. Results: Complete data were obtained from 1,286 out of the 1,639 fetuses (78.46%). Two-dimensional echocardiography combined with e-flow imaging had sensitivity, specificity, a misdiagnosis rate, and a missed diagnosis rate of 98.0%, 99.3%, 2.0%, and 0.7%, respectively. It has a consistency evaluation Kappa value of 0.970 (p = 0.000). Conclusion: Two-dimensional echocardiography combined with e-flow is an accurate and reliable diagnostic method for fetal heart malformation. It has high sensitivity and specificity.
Key words:  Fetal echocardiography      Congenital heart disease      Enhanced flow imaging     
Published:  10 April 2014     
*Corresponding Author(s):  Y. HE     E-mail:  yihuahecn@126.com

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L. Liu, Y. He, Z. Li, L. Zhang. Application of two-dimensional echocardiography combined with enhanced flow in diagnosing fetal heart malformation. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2014, 41(2): 195-201.

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https://ceog.imrpress.com/EN/10.12891/ceog16622014     OR     https://ceog.imrpress.com/EN/Y2014/V41/I2/195

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