Congenital heart disease impacts brain development by lowering fetal cerebral substrate delivery


  • Fetuses with congenital heart disease (CHD) show decreased brain volume in specific regions before 32 weeks gestation compared to healthy controls.

Why this matters

    The findings can be used to inform future fetal neuroprotection trials and identify sensitive early therapeutic measures.

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