Dennis Wood, Maria Respondek-Liberska, Bienvenido Puerto, Stuart Weiner
Perinatal echocardiography: protocols for evaluating the fetal and neonatal heart
Lindsey Allan, Joanna Dangel, Vlasta Fesslova, Jan Marek, Mats Mellander, Ingrid Oberhänsli, Renate Oberhoffer, Gurleen Sharland, John Simpson, Sven-Erik Sonesson (in alphabetical order)
Developed by the Fetal Cardiology Working Group of the Association for European Paediatric Cardiology
Cardiol Young 2004; 14: 109-114
Recommendations for the practice of fetal cardiology in Europe
Fetal Cardiology is currently practised in most European countries, but even within countries there is a great variation in the service provided. The recommendations provided in this document are intended to be guide for all paediatric cardiologists undertaking fetal echocardiography with the view of providing a service in fetal cardiology. It is clear that the health and legal systems vary from country to country, so that not all aspects of these recommendations can be implemented in all countries. The recommendations, nonetheless, provide a framework that can be adapted to fit in with local situations.