Prenatal diagnosis of nonsyndromic congenital heart defects (pages 214–222)
Elizabeth C. Ailes, Suzanne M. Gilboa, Tiffany Riehle-Colarusso, Candice Y. Johnson, Charlotte A. Hobbs, Adolfo Correa, Margaret A. Honein and The National Birth Defects Prevention Study
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pd.4282
What's already known about this topic?
- Prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart defects (CHD) can lead to more timely interventions which may improve outcomes
What does this study add?
- 15% of mothers with a CHD-affected pregnancy reported receiving a prenatal diagnosis
- Prenatal diagnosis varied by infant/fetal characteristics such as CHD type, CHD complexity and presence of extracardiac defects; maternal factors including age, race/ethnicity, family history of CHD, plurality, prepregnancy diabetes, hypertension, and body mass index; and NBDPS study site and time to interview