Table 2

Prenatal diagnosis of complex/significant congenital heart disease in the northern region

1994 1995 1996 1997
Birth rate35 02634 103 (−2.5%)33 673 (−1.3%)32 874 (−2.3%)
C/S CHD recognised prenatally22 (17.6%)33 (30.0%)45 (36.0%)28 (26.9%)
OutcomeTOP6TOP12TOP23TOP16
IUD4IUD1IUD3IUD1
NND4NND7NND6NND6
Registered with NORCAS
Complex34262723
Significant81717264
Total115979987
Incidence of CCHD/1000 live births3.32.82.92.6
Number of fetal scans354344394373
Termination rate22.7%36.3%51.1%57%
  • CCHD, complex or significant congenital heart disease; IUD, intrauterine death; NND, neonatal death; TOP, termination of pregnancy.