בשל "הגנת זכויות יוצרים" מובא להלן קישור לתקציר המאמר. לקריאתו בטקסט מלא, אנא פנה/י לספרייה הרפואית הזמינה לך.
Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography (TNE) has been increasingly used by neonatologists to assess newborns with hemodynamic instability.
As many such newborns never have a Cardiology-Performed Echocardiography (CPE), clinicians trained in TNE should be competent in differentiating normal from a grossly abnormal heart.
In this retrospective single center cohort study, we sought to examine the accuracy of TNE in screening for important congenital heart disease (CHD) with comparison to CPE.
We reviewed all TNE exams performed over a 5-year period (2015-2019) in our institution.
All infants having TNE also had CPE prior to discharge, and all staff trained in TNE were taught to perform a basic cardiac screen.
We excluded infants with antenatal or a clinical diagnosis of CHD, with CPE done prior to TNE, with a ductus arteriosus, or with an atrial septal defect of <3 mm.
The sensitivity of TNE in detecting CHD, specificity, positive and negative predictive values were calculated.