Dr. Pruetz examines the current approach to prenatal diagnoses that can be treated with fetal cardiac intervention (FCI). He discusses several examples of FCI cases and includes indications for intervention, predictors of success, and anticipated outcomes. He also introduces several current areas of study for novel fetal interventions aimed at improving the lives of infants with congenital heart disease.
Explain current fetal cardiac interventions being performed in cases of congenital heart disease.
Identify current limitations, risks, and published outcomes for the various fetal cardiac interventions.
Discuss innovations in fetal therapy that are on the horizon for several cardiac lesions.
Director of Fetal Cardiology,
Children's Hospital Los Angeles