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The Fetal Heart Society will be well represented at the upcoming ASE 2022 (Hybrid) conference in June.  Congratulations to Kelly Cox, Jennifer Cohen, Anita Moon-Grady and all of their study group members for their great achievements.  It’s not too late to register for ASE 2022 and show some support for our amazing FHS Research Collaborative.


Prenatal Predictors of Perinatal Mortality in Truncus Arteriosus: A Fetal Heart Society Collaborative Study
ASE Moderated Poster
Kelly Cox, Nazia Husain, Deidra Ansah, Tiffany Camp, Alexander Channing, Bettina Cuneo, Preeta Dhanantwari,
Mary Donofrio, Miwa Geiger, Lisa Howley, Lisa Hornberger, Simone Jhaveri, Michelle Kaplinski, Ann KavanaughMcHugh, Maria Kiaffas, Katherine Kosiv, Olivia Low, Anita Moon-Grady, Shabnam Peyvandi, Nelangi Pinto,
Avaliese Porlier, Aaron Prosnitz, Rashmi Rao, David Schidlow, Elena Sinkovskaya, Ranjini Srinivasan, Corey Stiver,
Bhawna Arya, Sheetal Patel

Summary: This study identified fetal variables of extracardiac anomalies and truncal valve regurgitation as
independent predictors of perinatal, pre-surgical mortality in patients prenatally diagnosed with truncus

Fetal Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries: Heart Block Occurs More Frequently in Fetuses
without Associated Cardiac Defects. A Fetal Heart Society Research Collaborative Study
ePoster, June 12th from 10am-1045am
Jennifer Cohen, Bhawna Arya, Richard Caplan, Mary T Donofrio, Jamie K Harrington, Deborah Y Ho, Whitnee
Hogan, Lisa K. Hornberger, Simone Jhaveri, Stacy Killen, Christopher L Lindblade, Erik Michelfelder, Anita MoonGrady, Sheetal Patel, Emilio Quezada, Christina Rona, Aura Sanchez Mejia, David Schidlow, Corey Stiver, Varsha
Thakur, Shubhika Srivastava
Summary: This is a retrospective cohort study conducted via the Fetal Heart Society Research Collaborative
analyzing fetuses diagnosed with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA).

Fetal Echocardiographic Z-Score Pilot Project: Study Design and Impact of Gestational Age and Variable Type on
Reproducibility of Measurements Within and Across Investigators
Anita J. Moon-Grady, Hyejung Lee, Leo Lopez, Oluwatosin Fatusin, Lindsay R. Freud, Whitnee Hogan, Anita
Krishnan, Carol McFarland, LuAnn Minich, Shaine A. Morris, Nelangi Pinto, Angela P. Presson, Theresa A. Tacy,
Mary T. Donofrio
Summary: Fetal echo images from pre-defined gestational ages were retrospectively analyzed. Six experts
attended group training and then independently analyzed 73 fetal studies in a fully crossed design, and each
observer repeated measures for 12 fetuses. Considerable variability in fetal echo quantification was found that
may affect the design of multicenter FE Z-score studies, and not all measurements may be feasible for standard