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Ultrasonic screening

Routine antenatal examination


See sonography

Umbrella occlusion

Special catheterisation technique, e.g. for a ductus closure with a small umbrella, which is inserted through the heart and unfolded in the ductus

Univentricular heart

Collective term for a number of different cardiac defects where just one ventricle drives both circulatory systems (pulmonary and systemic), e.g. single ventricle (DIV)


Relating to the uterus (womb)

Uteroplacental insufficiency

Inadequate functioning of the womb/placenta

Author(s): Kinderherzstiftung, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Sticker, Hermine Nock
Last updated: 2009-04-28