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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 Prenatal diagnosis of nonsyndromic congenital heart defects Prenatal Diagnosis 34

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

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