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Twins and the heart

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/9780199230709.003.0021

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Twins and the heart

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Introduction 282

Types of twin 284

Cardiac complications of monochorionic twins 286

Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and the heart 288

Management of cardiac issues in twin pregnancies 290

Twins account for approximately 2% of all pregnancies.

2/3 are dizygotic (DZ)—non-identical twins resulting from fertilization of 2 separate oocytes....

Chapter.  913 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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