Cardiac Anomalies in Liveborn and Stillborn Monochorionic Twins.

CONCLUSIONS: Monochorionic twins, particularly those with TTT, are at increased risk for a spectrum of structural cardiac malformations which we suggest may be related to asymmetry of the inner cell mass resulting in a smaller poorly perfused twin. In severe cases, limited cardiac and circulatory development in the affected twin leads to acardia. In less severe cases, the smaller infant has deficient septal growth that sometimes results in ventricular septal defect. PMID: 31959670 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Medicine and Research - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Clin Med Res Source Type: research

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