Fetal Cardiology

A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management

  • John Simpson
  • Vita Zidere
  • Owen I. Miller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Lindsey E. Hunter
    Pages 9-20
  3. Vita Zidere, John Simpson
    Pages 21-28
  4. John Simpson
    Pages 41-56
  5. Vita Zidere
    Pages 57-70
  6. Owen I. Miller, John Simpson, Vita Zidere
    Pages 71-99
  7. John Simpson
    Pages 101-138
  8. Trisha Vigneswaran, Vita Zidere
    Pages 139-151
  9. Marietta Charakida, John Simpson
    Pages 153-168
  10. Trisha Vigneswaran, John Simpson
    Pages 169-188
  11. Kuberan Pushparajah, David F. A. Lloyd
    Pages 189-197
  12. Elena Greco, Sarah Bower
    Pages 209-248
  13. Sahar Mansour
    Pages 249-268
  14. Fergus P. McCarthy, Pippa Kyle, Owen I. Miller
    Pages 279-286
  15. Marietta Charakida, Owen I. Miller
    Pages 287-300
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 301-308

About this book


This practical book describes a systematic approach to the ultrasound examination of the fetal heart based on accepted screening recommendations.  The written content is enhanced by images and videos of both normal and abnormal sonographic findings.

Fetal Cardiology: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management goes further than simply describing core screening views. It includes extended views of the fetal heart, the use of Doppler techniques and assessment of fetal cardiac function.  “Variants” which can be encountered in practice are described as well as the features of the major groups of cardiac abnormalities and fetal arrhythmias. Because the authors include experienced fetal and paediatric cardiologists, the focus is not only on diagnostic features but also the approach to postnatal care and prognosis. This content is enhanced by inclusion of chapters relating to associated fetal abnormalities, the genetics of congenital heart disease and new imaging modalities such as MRI of the fetal heart. 

The book equips all those using ultrasound to image the fetus with a clear concise reference to meet the challenge of new guidelines and to expand their knowledge of complementary echocardiographic techniques and management. It details why prenatal recognition of congenital heart disease is being prioritised to allow for parental choice, recognition of associated abnormalities and improvement of postnatal outcome. As such, this book will be important for all professionals, whether they be a cardiologist, fetal medicine specialist, sonographer or midwife.


Fetal heart Echocardiography Fetus Ultrasound Congenital Heart Disease Prenatal Diagnosis

Editors and affiliations

  • John Simpson
    • 1
  • Vita Zidere
    • 1
    • 2
  • Owen I. Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation TrustLondonUK
  2. 2.King’s College Hospital, NHS Foundation TrustLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-77460-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-77461-9
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