Congenital Heart Disease Publications

The following list of publications will help you in your search for more information about the prenatal diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease (CHD). Most are written by members of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment and the Cardiac Center's Fetal Heart Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. If you are unable to obtain any of these publications, please let us know, and we will send copies to you.

Journal articles


Rychik J, Donaghue DD, Levy S, Fajardo C, Combs J, Zhang X, et al. Maternal psychological stress after prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease. J Pediatr. Epub 2012 Sep 10. pii: S0022-3476(12)00801-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.07.023.


Sarno AP Jr, Wilson RD. Fetal cardiocentesis: a review of indications, risks, applications and technique. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2008;23(3):237-44. Epub 2008 Feb 20. Review.


MA Fogel, RD Wilson, AW Flake, MP Johnson, D Cohen, G McNeal, ZY Tian, J Rychik. A new method of functional assessment of the fetal heart using a novel application of "real time" cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Fetal Diagnosis & Therapy 2005; 20:476-480.


Krupnick AS, Kreisel D, Engels FH, Szeto WY, Plappert T, Popma SH, Flake AW, Rosengard BR. A novel small animal model of left ventricular tissue engineering. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 21:233-43, 2002.


Crombleholme TM, Shiraishi H, Adzick NS, Langberg J, Silverman N, Harrison MR: A model of non-immune hydrops in fetal lambs: Complete heart block induced hydrops fetalis. Surgical Forum 42:487-489, 1991.


Crombleholme TM, Harrison MR, Longaker MT, Langer JC, Adzick NS, Bradley SM, Duncan BW, Verrier ED: Complete heart block in fetal lambs I.: Technique and acute physiological response. J Pediatr Surg 25:587 593, 1990.


Crombleholme TM, Longaker MT, Langer JC, Bradley SM, Adzick NS, Harrison MR: Complete heart block and AV-sequential pacing in fetal lambs: The atrial contribution to cardiac output in the fetus. Surg Forum 40:268 270, 1989.

Verrier ED, Crombleholme TM, Sauer L, Longaker M, Langer JC, Flake AW, Dae M, Brem H, Harrison MR: Neonatal model of heterotopic heart transplantation in pigs. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 98:127-35, 1989.


Adzick NS, Harrison MR, Slate RK, Glick PL, Villa RL: Surface cooling and rewarming the fetus: A technique for experimental fetal cardiac surgery. Surg Forum 35:313-316, 1984.

Reviewed on December 31, 2012