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Postnatal evaluation

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/9780199230709.003.0024

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Postnatal evaluation

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Introduction 320

History and examination 320

Echocardiography 322

Radiology 322

Magnetic resonance imaging 322

Electrocardiography 324

Chromosome analysis and gene testing 324

Metabolic testing 326

Autopsy examination 328

There are differences between fetal and postnatal investigations for a variety of reasons. Members of the fetal team need to be aware of the scope of post-delivery tests so that prenatal management including counselling is consistent with later approaches. Ways in which tests are similar or differ post-delivery are outlined in the rest of this chapter....

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine ; Neonatology

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