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Dr. Carlen Fifer

Pediatrics
Ann Arbor, MI
30 years experience female

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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

6 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlen Fifer
30 years experience
Yes: An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart that specifically evaluates heart structure (anatomy) and function (how well the heart squeezes and fi... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlen Fifer
30 years experience
Not always: A heart murmur is a noise that we hear when we listen with a stethoscope to your child's heart. It can be caused by normal blood flow (innocent heart... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlen Fifer
30 years experience
Likely no: There are a few medications that cause heart defects in the baby when a pregnant mother takes them. Most antibiotics have been studied and do not cau... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlen Fifer
30 years experience
Extremely rare: Cancer in the heart is very rare. Children can have tumors in the heart, but most are what is called benign, meaning they do not spread to other org... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlen Fifer
30 years experience
Excellent for most: Av canal is a heart defect that requires surgery to repair. Most babies do not develop symptoms until 3-4 weeks of age. Surgery is usually done aro... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlen Fifer
30 years experience
Yes and No: An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart, that specifically evaluates heart structure and function. The heart rhythm is monitored during the s... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fifer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fifer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1992MD

Affiliations

American College of Cardiology
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