The International Prenatal Cardiology Collaboration Group – a new concept for global research study
Maciej Słodki1, Katarzyna Zych-Krekora1, Roland Axt-Fliedner2, Ana Bianchi3, Edward Araujo Junior4, Isaac Blickstein5, Sefa Kelekci6, Lami Yeo7, Jay D. Pruetz8, Giuseppe Rizzo9, Neil Seligman10, Mark Sklansky11, Luc de Catte12, Stuart Weiner13, Frank Chervenak14, Jader Cruz15, Andrii Kurkevych16, Michał Krekora17, Maria Respondek-Liberska1
1 Department of Prenatal Cardiology, Polish Mother Memorial Hospital Research Institute, Łódź, Poland 2 Department for Prenatal and Gynecological Sonography, Division of Prenatal Medicine, University of Giessen and Marburg, Germany 3 Department of Perinatal Medicine University of Montevideo, Uruguay 4 Department of Obstetrics, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil 5 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel 6 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Izmir Katip Çelebi University, Izmir, Turkey 7 Perinatology Research Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, Bethesda, MD and Detroit, MI; Detroit Medical Center, Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Detroit, MI; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA 8 Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Fetal Cardiology Program, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, USA 9 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy 10 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, USA 11 Department of Pediatric Cardiology, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, Santa Monica, USA 12 Fetal Medicine Department Obstetrics, Gynecology University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium 13 Division of Reproductive Imaging and Genetics, Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia, USA 14 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, USA 15 Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Maternidade Dr Alfredo da Costa, Lisboa, Portugal 16 Fetal Cardiology Unit, Ukrainian Children’s Cardiac Center, Kyiv, Ukraine 17 Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Polish Mother Memorial Hospital Research Institute, Łódź, Poland
Correspondence: Maciej Słodki, Department of Prenatal Cardiology, Polish Mother Memorial Hospital Research Institute, ul. Rzgowska 281/289; 93-338 Łódź, Poland; tel.: +48 42 271 15 56, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Journal of Ultrasonography 2016; 16: 94–96
Congenital heart defects are among the most common congenital defects and contribute substantially to the mortality of newborns and young infants, in spite of well-developed medical and surgical treatments.