Data on 101 fetuses were retrieved and analyzed.The main reason for referral was suspected heart defect on a routine ultrasound scan (82%). The mean gestational age at diagnosis was 21 weeks. Most cases were detected at < or = 22 weeks (72%), the upper limit for termination of pregnancy (TOP) in our country (Spain). An intact atrial septum was diagnosed in 11 of the 58 fetuses (19%) in which pulmonary vein blood flow was assessed, and this diagnosis was proved to be correct in the six liveborn babies. Most fetuses (68%) had an isolated HLHS. Fourteen fetuses (14%) were chromosomally abnormal and all had associated extracardiac defects.