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Doctor insights on: Calcium Deposit On Fetal Heart

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Calcium deposits on fetal heart ultrasound what does it mean?

Calcium deposits on fetal heart ultrasound what does it mean?

Calcium Deposits: Your question is not clear. Where are these deposits located? Please provide all information to get correct answer. ...Read more

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My maternal fetal doctor found calcium on my baby's heart valve in utero. He said it doesn't mean anything... How can it not mean anything?

My maternal fetal doctor found calcium on my baby's heart valve in utero. He said it doesn't mean anything... How can it not mean anything?

It doesn't!: What your doctor probably saw is a a bright spot, an "echogenic focus" in the baby's heart. We think these are probably calcium deposits. They do not seem to have any effect on heart function. They are one of a large number of minor abnormalities that can signal an increased risk of Down syndrome in a baby, but usually only if there is more than one abnormality. ...Read more

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What could cause calcium deposits around an unborn child's heart?

What could cause calcium deposits around an unborn child's heart?

ECF: Echogenic cardiac focus? This is what it sounds like. Nobody knows what they are. From my reading they seem to have no impact on the child's health once born. I have always suspected that what looks like "calcium" on ultrasound is actually tough fibrous tissue. ...Read more

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Does a high calcium deposit score mean that you have heart disease?

Does a high calcium deposit score mean that you have heart disease?

Might: A coronary calcium scan is not advised for routine screening for coronary artery disease.1 this test may not tell your doctor any more about your risk for heart disease than your risk factors do.
Major risk factor are: high blood pressure, diabeteshigh cholestrol, smoking, genetic facors, and obesity. ...Read more

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Should I worry if my ultrasound showed calcium deposit on my unborn baby's heart and I'm 38 years old?

Should I worry if my ultrasound showed calcium deposit on my unborn baby's heart and I'm 38 years old?

Follow, but...: This needs to be followed, but I wouldn't worry. These deposits are actually found quite often as incidental findings on ultrasounds between 18-24 weeks. The vast majority of them clear on their own by birth. As pediatricians, we often get these reports of these findings on prenatal us, but the baby is just fine. At age in upper 30's though, be followed by high risk OB or maternal-fetal medicine! ...Read more

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My step-dad had a heart bypass 6 yrs ago and they say calcium deposits are building on his valve. Is this common to need a new one this soon?

CABG: A coronary bypass is not the same thing as a valve replacement. It appears your dad has a porcine artificial valve implant. These artificial valves made of tissue from a pig do not last indefinitely and needing a replacement eventually is common. ...Read more

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25 weeks pregnant. Calcium deposit on heart with extra fluid. Extra fluid in the back of the brain. Nephew has cardiomyopathy. Is something def. Wrong

25 weeks pregnant. Calcium deposit on heart with extra fluid. Extra fluid in the back of the brain. Nephew has cardiomyopathy. Is something def. Wrong

Need an MFM: The calcium deposit can be found in lots of normal pregnancies, it just is a clue that will tell your sonographer to pay extra attention. Extra fluid on the brain can be more worrisome and warrants consultation with a specialist called a perinatologist or MFM. ...Read more

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21 weeks pregnant, tested negative for Down syndrome, and found a calcuim deposit in baby's heart. What could it mean? Help please.

21 weeks pregnant, tested negative for Down syndrome, and found a calcuim deposit in baby's heart. What could it mean? Help please.

Ask your obstetrician: Who would help you better, my take on this, is that it is not uncommon, found in about 10% of scans of normal babies, other parameters factor in as rate of growth, other appearances on the scan, your blood tests and others, please confer with your obstetrician who will be able to address your concerns better ...Read more

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How does calcium shortage affect your heart?

How does calcium shortage affect your heart?

Calcium: Calcium deficiency can cause interference with contraction of the heart and with heart rhythm. ...Read more

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What kind of heart issues can happen with high calcium levels?

What kind of heart issues can happen with high calcium levels?

Arrthymias: Irregular heart beats can occur and even your heart can stop if too high of calcium Need to follow up with provider to check calcium level and ECG This can be an emergency ...Read more

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What does calcium channel blockers do and how do they affect the heart?

What does calcium channel blockers do and how do they affect the heart?

BP and heart rate: calcium channels are channels located in cell membranes in blood vessels and heart muscle. Blocking their activity can have a blood pressure lowering effect, and certain of the calcium channel blockers slow the heart rate as well. There are 3 broad categories of these meds represented by diltiazem, verapamil, and nifedipine. ...Read more

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Is there a safe calcium to take for osteoporosis that doesn't cause heart problems?

Is there a safe calcium to take for osteoporosis that doesn't cause heart problems?

Balance: Limit calcium intake to 500 mg daily if also eating well. Balance calcium with magnesium, and calcium:magnesium in 1:1 or 1:2 ratio is good. I prefer 1:2 ratio. Test vit d and replete to goal serum level of 60. Also test zinc and supplement if not in upper half of reference range. Consider boron, vanadium, and strontium in small doses. Limit alcohol. Exercise as tolerated. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can excess calcium affect the heart?

Can somebody tell me how can excess calcium affect the heart?

Hypercalcemia: Read this:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hypercalcemia/basics/definition/con-20031513.

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What are the ways that doctor's treat a patient with calcium build up in the heart?

Check for cad: Nedd functional evaluation for development for coronary artery disease. Calcium meanss atherosclerosis and may result in coronay obstruction and heart attackd. Myocardial perfusion imaging can guide yiur peoper evaluation and mnagement. ...Read more

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Is calcium citrate safe for heart patients or does it increase heart and/or stroke risk?

Is calcium citrate safe for heart patients or does it increase heart and/or stroke risk?

Linked to increase: See my blog for full story. Http://mdprevent. Blogspot. Com/2013/02/calcium-and-heart-disease-whats-story. Html. ...Read more

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Is cilindipine 5 mg a calcium channel blocker or beta blocker. Does it have any effect on lowering heart rate?

Is cilindipine 5 mg a calcium channel blocker or beta blocker. Does it have any effect on lowering heart rate?

It is a long: Acting calcium channel blocker indicated for the management of hypertension. It will also lower the heart rate a small amount. It is less likely to produce peripheral edema as a side effect than some other calcium channel blockers. ...Read more

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If I take calcium channel blocker and beta blocker (one at night, one in morn) is the overall effect more? My heart rate feels very low through day

If I take calcium channel blocker and beta blocker (one at night, one in morn) is the overall effect more? My heart rate feels very low through day

What type of CCB: Kimberlie, calcium channel blockers (CCB) come in 2 basic "flavors". The dihydropyridine mostly effect blood vessels to lower blood pressure. The non-dihyropyridine work at the heart to reduce heart rate and force of muscle contraction by the heart. Beta Blockers (BB) also have some with affect blood vessels more (Beta 2) and some which affect heart more (Beta 1). Best to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How to Reverse Calcium Buildup in the Heart? My father's agatscon score is 383 but he refuse to take CABG. He also takes medicine for highbloodpresure

How to Reverse Calcium Buildup in the Heart? My father's agatscon score is 383 but he refuse to take CABG. He also takes medicine for highbloodpresure

Calcium deposits: Are probably not reversible. But he can prevent formation of soft plaques before they calcify, by controlling his risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, and elevated lipids, as best as possible. ...Read more

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How is a calcium blocker different from a beta blocker...And does it help with blood pressure and heart rate?

How is a calcium blocker different from a beta blocker...And does it help with blood pressure and heart rate?

BP meds: Both types lower blood pressure. B-blockers also lower heart rate. Some calcium channel blockers also lower heart rate depending on the type and in different degrees. There are indication for both, talk to your doctor for proper explanations. ...Read more

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Should 58 year old woman with family history of osteoporosis take 2 citrical plus d/ day given findings about calcium and heart attack?

Should 58 year old woman with family history of osteoporosis take 2 citrical plus d/ day given findings about calcium and heart attack?

How is her diet?: U r absolutely right about the new controversy regarding calcium supplements and cardiac risk, but it does not say anything about calcium in diet/foods. So, consuming calcium rich foods will reduce need to take supplement. Also, vitamin use can improve absorption of calcium. But, she should check with her doc for a possible scan to how her done is at this time, then treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it true that calcium supplements cause heart attacks? And if so what do you recommend I do considering I have osteopenia? Regarding calcium.

Is it true that calcium supplements cause heart attacks? And if so what do you recommend I do considering I have osteopenia? Regarding calcium.

Myth: Calcium supplements do not cause heart attacks, other wise we would all be dying from all the dairy products we as consumers eat in a day. Excessive calcium can cause changes in your cell function, tissue function etc. But this is usually associated with a disease process, trauma, fluid issues or a metabolic problem. ...Read more

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History anxiety. Frequent heart flip flops every half hr to hour, reg heart rate no chest pain. Don't feel stressed. Body scan showed 0 calcium score.

History anxiety. Frequent heart flip flops every half hr to hour, reg heart rate no chest pain. Don't feel stressed. Body scan showed 0 calcium score.

See a cardiologist: To determine the cause of your heart symptoms. Sorry to hear that you sound very anxious but this is treatable w/therapy to re-educate your body to respond less strongly and change thought patterns. Peace and good health. ...Read more