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Dr. Danae Steele
30 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes: A fetal echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the fetal heart, done through the mother's abdomen.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Suspected problems: If you ob/gyn doctor or maternal fetal medicine specialist recommend a fetal echocardiogram, it is usually because they suspect some sort of malformat ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience in Cardiology
Fetal echocardiogram: A fetal echocardiogram shows the structures of the heart such as the walls, the atria, ventricles and the valves. It is used to look for abnormalitie ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience in Cardiology
Computer coded: Doppler shift is color coded by the computer. The multiple colors you indicate is just part of this artificial color code and nothing to do with colo ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
30 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
An ultrasound: A fetal echocardiogram is just a detailed ultrasound of your baby's heart. The ultrasound will be done with the ultrasound transducer on your abdomen ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
30 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Adult and fetal: A fetal "echo" means a fetal echocardiogram. This is a detailed ultrasound of the fetus' heart, and it is done through the mother's abdomen. An adult ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Ultrasound: A targeted ultrasound is an ultrasound evaluation of the fetal anatomy. An echocardiogram is specifically examining the fetal heart.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience in Anesthesiology
Not sure: What you mean. The ekg has two readings. The computer generated read is immediate and not always correct. Then an over read by a physician is made and ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
33 years experience in Family Medicine
Echocardiogram: There are two ways to get an echocardiogram. The simplest and least invasive is essentially an ultrasound, like the one they use to check on unborn b ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Radwaner
40 years experience in Cardiology
Looks at heart: An echocardiogram uses sound waves (sonar) to look at the structure and function of the heart. The strength of the heart muscle, size of the various h ... Read More
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