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History and examination

Nick Archer and Nicky Manning

in Fetal Cardiology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780199230709
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726002 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199230709.003.0004

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

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History 42

Examination 44

As in any area of medicine, assessment of the fetal cardiovascular system should begin with sufficient accurate information to allow a proper assessment and relevant counselling to be carried out. Aspects of the history are considered under 3 headings of information that should be available before investigation is performed and, in some cases, before referral to a fetal cardiac clinic. Much of the information should be available in maternity notes but some specific details often need clarifying....

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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