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Fetal Cardiology: Congenital Heart Disease of the Left Heart

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Course Details

Credit/contact hours: 1.0
Estimated time to complete: 60 Minutes
Publication Date: March 14, 2019
Expiration date: March 14, 2025
Reviewed: March 13, 2022


This lesson will outline the most common congenital heart diseases of the left heart including coarctation of the aorta, aortic stenosis, and hypoplastic left heart syndrome. For each condition, key features and echocardiogram images will be presented. You will complete this lesson with a better understanding about CHD of the left heart and how to recognize it prenatally.

Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

You Will Learn

  • Evaluate the key left heart congenital heart lesions commonly seen
  • List some of the diagnostic criteria as well as specific keys to aid in the diagnosis
  • Review classic echo images and standard views for each specific lesion
  • Discuss incidence and prognostic predictors based on fetal echocardiographic findings

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab - to exit the course, simply close that tab.

G. Thomas Albrecht Jr., MD

G. Thomas Albrecht Jr., MD, is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Cardiology Division at the Children’s Hospital, Richmond, Virginia.

DISCLOSURE: This individual reports no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

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