Evaluation of diagnostic accuracy of portable echocardiography in newborns


Parlakay A. O. , KARAGÖZ T. , ÖZKUTLU S. , Ozen S., ALEHAN D. , YİĞİT Ş.

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.11, no.7, pp.627-632, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2011.167
  • Title of Journal : ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.627-632

Abstract

Objective: Congenital heart disease is the most common life-threatening anomaly in the neonatal period. Screening for this disease with portable echocardiography is crucial to diagnose in the early period, and it has benefits in saving time and decreasing the cost. Portable echocardiography has advantages of rapid access and lower costs and also has advantage that in intensive care units there is no necessity to move patients. With these advantages, it is aimed to compare the sensitivity of portable echocardiography comparing to standard echocardiography.