Use of Color Doppler in Routine Examination of Fetal Heart in Second Trimester
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
Congenital Heart Defects
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Use of Color Doppler in Routine Examination of Fetal Heart in Second Trimester.|
- Congenital heart defects [ Time Frame: 2nd trimester ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Pregnant females in the 2nd trimester.
|Pregnant women in second trimester|
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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01201486
|Stavanger University Hospital|
|Stavanger, Norway, NO-4011|
|Principal Investigator:||Claudia Heien, RN||Helse Stavanger HF|
|Study Director:||Torbjørn M. Eggebø, MD||Helse Stavanger HF|