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Ultrasound diagnostics for fetal aortic coarctation

Alexander Akimovich Dyuzhikov; Anastasia Vladimirovna Dyuzhikova; Larisa Valentinovna Zhivova; Oleg Valerievich Likhachev-Mishchenko;

The ultrasound assessment of the isolated coarctation of the aortic arch in the fetus was analyzed. Unfortunately, the features of the fetal blood circulation do not allow relying on the ultrasound criteria characteristics of a newborn because of the equal pressure in the ventricles of the fetal heart. This study provides ultrasound criteria for defects, which allows suspected pathologies to be verified in the fetus.


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Keywords: aortic coarctation, fetus, prenatal ultrasound diagnosis, B-mode

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