Use of Color Doppler in Routine Examination of Fetal Heart in Second Trimester

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 14, 2010
Results First Posted : April 26, 2016
Last Update Posted : April 27, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Helse Stavanger HF

Brief Summary:
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

Condition or disease
Congenital Heart Defects

Detailed Description:

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.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 6781 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Use of Color Doppler in Routine Examination of Fetal Heart in Second Trimester.
Study Start Date : October 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2009

Pregnant women
Pregnant females in the 2nd trimester.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Sensitivity of Color Doppler Examination to Detect Major Heart Defects During the Second Trimester of Pregnancy [ Time Frame: 2nd trimester ]
    The number of *fetuses with* heart defects detected by color Doppler in the second trimester was compared to the number of *fetuses with* major heart defects detected at birth.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Pregnant women for routine examination in the 2nd trimester.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant
  • 2nd trimester

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unwilling

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Stavanger University Hospital
Stavanger, Norway, NO-4011
Sponsors and Collaborators
Helse Stavanger HF
Principal Investigator: Claudia Heien, RN Helse Stavanger HF
Study Director: Torbjørn M. Eggebø, MD Helse Stavanger HF

Publications of Results:
Other Publications:
Responsible Party: Helse Stavanger HF Identifier: NCT01201486     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SUS-CH1
First Posted: September 14, 2010    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: April 26, 2016
Last Update Posted: April 27, 2016
Last Verified: April 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: Data wil not be shared outside the research group. Results are published (see references).

Keywords provided by Helse Stavanger HF:
Fetal heart defects
Color doppler

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Defects, Congenital
Cardiovascular Abnormalities
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Congenital Abnormalities