Fetal cardiomegaly

Dr Dan J Bell and Radswiki et al.

Fetal cardiomegaly (FC) refers to an enlarged fetal heart. It is variably defined with some sources stating the cut-off as a fetal cardio-thoracic circumference above two standard deviations 7

Pathology

It can arise from a number of situations which include

Distribution

In the vast majority of cases the cardiac enlargement involves the right sided chambers with the right atrium being involved in ~90% of cases. 

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rID: 15004
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Fetal cardiomegaly (FC)
  • Fetal cardiac enlargement
  • Foetal cardiomegaly

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