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  • Yasemin ÖZDEMİR ŞAHAN,
  • Bedri Sakcak,
  • Sule Goncu Ayhan,
  • Atakan Tanacan,
  • Ayse Kibar,
  • Dilek Sahin,
  • İlker Çetin
Ankara Sehir Hastanesi

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Bedri Sakcak
Ankara Sehir Hastanesi
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Sule Goncu Ayhan
Memorial Sisli Hastanesi
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Atakan Tanacan
Ankara Sehir Hastanesi
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Ayse Kibar
Ankara Sehir Hastanesi
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Dilek Sahin
Ankara Sehir Hastanesi
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İlker Çetin
Ankara Sehir Hastanesi
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Objective: To evaluate both short and mid-term effects of maternal COVID-19 on cardiac functions of fetuses and children. Methods: The present case-control study was conducted on 36 pregnant women who had COVID-19 infection in the second trimester of pregnancy and 30 pregnant women as healthy controls. Fetal, neonatal and infant cardiac functions were compared between the groups. Assessment of fetal cardiac functions were performed in the last trimester of the pregnancy at least 6 weeks after the recovery of infection. The first postnatal echo was performed within the first two weeks and the follow-up (second) echo was performed in the 6-8 weeks of life. Results: The demografic data were similar between groups. Interventricular septum and left ventricular posterior wall end-diastolic dimensions were significantly higher in the study group in both fetal, neonatal and infant periods. Impaired diastolic functions of right and left ventricles were detected and myocardial performance indexes with tissue doppler imaging of both lateral walls and septum were significantly higher than controls at all periods. Conclusion: Maternal COVID-19 seems to have a global impact on cardiac functions of babies in the short and mid-term periods after maternal recovery.
08 Jun 2023Submitted to Echocardiography
08 Jun 2023Submission Checks Completed
08 Jun 2023Assigned to Editor
12 Jun 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
30 Jul 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
10 Aug 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
21 Aug 20231st Revision Received
24 Aug 2023Submission Checks Completed
24 Aug 2023Assigned to Editor
24 Aug 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
07 Oct 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
15 Oct 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
30 Oct 20232nd Revision Received
30 Oct 2023Submission Checks Completed
30 Oct 2023Assigned to Editor
30 Oct 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned