The Aortic Arch Long-Axis View


This view is obtained by cutting the fetal body in a parasagittal plane with transducer angulation from the right of the sternum to the left shoulder. As to the heart chambers, the diagram shows how this view includes inferiorly an oblique section of the two atria together with the long-axis view of the aortic arch (Fig. 14.1).
Fig. 14.1

Lines show the plane of the long-axis view of the aortic arch on the fetal body (a) and a heart diagram (b). AoV aortic valve, MV mitral valve, PV pulmonary valve, TV tricuspid valve


Aortic Arch Subclavian Artery Ventricular Septal Defect Innominate Vein Neck Vessel 
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