Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 10th, 2005
"The detailed study of the fetal cardiac anatomy in the first trimester of pregnancy by means of ultrasound, transvaginally or transabdominally, is feasible and remains a safe procedure provided thermal and mechanical indices are taken into account," said Julene S. Carvalho, MD, Royal Brompton Hospital, London.
"Optimal time for successful imaging of the four chambers and great arteries in early gestation appears to be between 13 to 14 weeks," she said.
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