Sonography of the fetal heart: findings on the four-chamber view
AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
John P McGahan
The normal and pathologic sonographic appearances of the fetal heart on four-chamber views are reviewed. Performed correctly, the four-chamber view is the best method of examining the complex cardiac anatomy of the small fetal heart and of detecting major congenital heart disease.
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