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Is Multiple Pregnancy Really a Risk Factor? Fetal Echocardiography Results in Tertiary Care Center
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  • Tulay Demircan,
  • Baris Guven,
  • Ali Bakiler,
  • Halil Pala,
  • Ayşe Şimşek,
  • Nazmi Narin,
  • cem karadeniz
Tulay Demircan
Tepecik Training and Research Hospital Clinic of Child Health and Diseases
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Baris Guven
Tepecik Training and Research Hospital Clinic of Child Health and Diseases
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Ali Bakiler
Tepecik Training and Research Hospital Clinic of Child Health and Diseases
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Halil Pala
Izmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital
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Ayşe Şimşek
Buca Gynaecology and Children Hospital
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Nazmi Narin
Izmir Katip Celebi University
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cem karadeniz
Izmir Katip Celebi University
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Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to analyze the frequency and results of congenital heart defects (CHD) in multipl pregnancies by fetal echocardiography. Method: This retrospective study was conducted at our hospital between January 2016 and September 2019. A total of 9440 pregnant women were enrolled in this study, including 241 were multiple pregnancies. (232 twins, 7 triplets and 2 quadruplets). Results: The prevalence of CHD was significantly higher in twin pregnancies (p=0.05). The rate of CHD was present in singletons 4.31% and twins 8.7%. There was no statistically significant difference between the two groups with respect to rate of critical congenital heart disease (p=0.32). Conclusion: Multiple pregnancies had increased congenital heart defect risk compared with singleton. Therefore, it is important to refer for fetal echocardiography when necessary.