Recommendations “Cardio-Prenatal 2017” From Poland

Krzysztof Czajkowski 1 , Ewa Helwich 2 , Krzysztof Preis 3 , Mariusz Grzesiak 4 , Michał Krekora 5 , Ewa Gulczyńska 6 , Katarzyna Kornacka 7 , Krzysztof Zeman 8 , Iwona Maroszyńska 9 , and Maria Respondek-Liberska 10
  • 1 National Consultant in Charge of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, , Łódź, Poland
  • 2 National Consultant in Charge of Neonatology, , Łódź, Poland
  • 3 Provincial Consultant in Charge of Gynaecology & Obstetrics, , Gdańsk, Poland
  • 4 Provincial Consultant in Charge of Gynaecology & Obstetrics, , Łódź, Poland
  • 5 Deputy Head of the Clinics of Obstetrics & Gynaecology of the Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital in , Łódź, Poland
  • 6 Provincial Consultant in Charge of Neonatology, , Łódź, Poland
  • 7 Chairwoman of the Polish Society of Neonatology, , Łódź, Poland
  • 8 Provincial Consultant in Charge of Immunology, , Łódź, Poland
  • 9 Chairwoman of the Łódź Branch of the Polish Society of Neonatology, , Łódź, Poland
  • 10 President of Association for the Development of Prenatal Cardiology, Head of Prenatal Cardiology of the Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital in Łódź, Head of Fetal Malformations Department, Medical University of , Lodz, Poland


On 27.10.2017, in the course of the CARDIO-PRENATAL Conference at the Polish Mother’s Memorial Institute and Health Centre in Lodz, we presented, among others, the following problems:

classification of prenatal heart defects, fetal hemodynamic status evaluation in the third trimester, expected neonate’s clinical condition, planned procedures to be conducted just after birth and also planned medical staff to be present in the delivery room. Here are our main recommendations following the meeting and discussion.

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