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

This study has been completed.
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First received: September 13, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2010
History: No changes posted

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 Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Use of Color Doppler in Routine Examination of Fetal Heart in Second Trimester.

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Further study details as provided by Helse Stavanger HF:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Congenital heart defects [ Time Frame: 2nd trimester ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 6781
Study Start Date: October 2006
Study Completion Date: August 2009
Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Pregnant women
Pregnant females in the 2nd trimester.
Pregnant women in second trimester

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.


Genders 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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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01201486

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
  More Information

Responsible Party: Stein Tore Nilsen, PhD, Research Director, Stavanger University Hospital Identifier: NCT01201486     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SUS-CH1
Study First Received: September 13, 2010
Last Updated: September 13, 2010
Health Authority: Norway: Norwegian Social Science Data Services
Norway:National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Defects, Congenital
Cardiovascular Abnormalities
Cardiovascular Diseases
Congenital Abnormalities
Heart Diseases processed this record on March 26, 2015