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Welcome to www.thefetalheart.org

This website is an educational enterprise dedicated to the fetal heart and especially to its imaging during pregnancy.
It has been developed by Dr. Julene Carvalho (London, UK), with the technical support of Hitachi Aloka Europe. The site is linked to the Educational sites of the Royal Brompton Hospital and St. George’s Hospital websites.

The site provides on-line material that can be accessed worldwide by various professionals involved with imaging the fetal heart so as to improve recognition of cardiac abnormalities during pregnancy. It aims to help improve delivery of an effective programme of prenatal screening of congenital heart disease to all pregnant women.

thefetalheart. org’ illustrative material

  • Illustrations in the site are prepared as videoclips, still images and presentation.
  • Videoclips are interactive. The scrollbar in each image allows the user to navigate through clip in a controlled manner.
  • Clips may have accompanying still images to facilitate their interpretation. These can also be viewed in a controlled manner using the control buttons provided.

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ALOKA Ultrasound St George's Healthcare NHS Trust St George's University of London
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust