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Can A Heart Echo Detect Pregnancy
Heart structure/func: It is an excellent test for detecting structural problems and can also be used to assess ventricular function, or the ability of the heart to pump blood effectively. A stress echocardiogram can be used as a screen for coronary disease, but echo does not actually show coronary artery anatomy well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Many things. : The echocardiogram or heart ultrasound, gives an accurate picture of the heart's anatomy. An ekg demonstrates the cardiac rhythm. A holter moniters the cardiac rhythm over time- say 12 or 24 hours. These measure different aspects of heart function and are helpful in assessing heart function thoroughly. ...Read more
No: A standard echocardiogram (echo) does not evaluate atherosclerosis, although if there has been a heart attack and heart muscle damage the effects may be able to be visualized. A test like a stress test (with or without myocardial perfusion imaging), coronary ct/mri and cardiac catheterization are often employed to detect atherosclerosis.A stress echo is designed to evaluate for the presence of cad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can heart scarring be detected by resting EKG or can only echocardiogram or muga detect heart scarring?
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Listening: By definition, a murmur is an extra heart sound beyond the lub dup of the typical heart. You pick it up by listening through a stethoscope. You can usually define its origin with an echocardiogram, but many murmurs are just simple blood flow with a typical location and intensity and need no further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not its job: A Holter monitor records the rhythm of your heart, looking for source of palpitations / passing out (syncope) and similar. Heart blockages are detected by stress tests, specialized CT/MRI scans, and cardiac catheterizations--to examine the blood vessels that serve the heart directly. ...Read more
No : Heart failure is a clinical diagnosis. The classic, accepted definition of heart failure is heart disease that limits the cardiovascular system to delivery adequate oxygen to meet the body's demands/needs. There are many heart diseases that can cause heart failure. An ECG may provide a clue to the diagnosis of several of those diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really : There is no test to tell u if u will develop dissection or not . Regular or trans-thoracic echo can detect dissection in the ascending part of the thoracic aorta but can't see other parts. Ct angiography, mra or trans-esophageal echo is better tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tests: A heart ultrasound, or a fetal echo, is used to examine whether the fetal heart is normal structurally or not. A stress test, or a non-stress test, is a test of fetal well being. A stress test gives mother contractions and monitors the fetal heart during the test. A non-stress test monitors the fetal heart rate with fetal activity. ...Read more
Many but not all: The combination that you describe can diagnose many heart issues, but you may need further tests depending on the concerns. An evaluation of longer term heart rhythms can be done with either a Holter monitor or an Event monitor, Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, tilt table testing, etc may be indicated depending on your symptoms. Touch base with your MD for further information ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Pediatric echocardiography can be helpful in evaluating the heart musculature and contribute to making a diagnosis (along with other studies the doctor will order). It is not invasive, not uncomfortable for the patient. Usually requires a specialist to perform the ultrasonography. ...Read more
Does a heart ultra sound show coronary artery disease?Why would a stress test be ordered I have pre mature irregular heartbeats and low blood pressur
Wouldn't a echocardiogram show early heart failure? Also wouldn't a stethoscope and chest X-ray show copd?
No...: An echocardiogram will not show the fluid in the lungs so it will not diagnose early heart failure. Copd, by definition, has chronic airways obstruction which is diagnosed via pulmonary function testing. This is the only way to differentiate COPD from asthma, both of which can give the same stethoscope and x-ray findings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was thought to have Marfan's syndrome . My first pregnancy i had echo of my heart done many times but no changes . Does that clear me from having it?
4d imaging &echo during week 32 of pregnancy showed normal heart function;can a 4 month baby still have chance to be diagnosed w atrial septal defect?
Yes: An atrial septal defect (ASD) is almost never diagnosed prenatally, since an atrial opening (pfo) is normal at that time. Most of the time i diagnose an ASD it is after the baby has gone home from the hospital. A murmur is often not heard initially, developing only later. Fortunately early diagnosis is not critical, since intervention is usually not needed for several years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
28 yrs old 2 wks PP pregnancy . c section . been having stabbing in center of chest for 3 days echo & ekg last month was normal afraid of heart attack?
Be reassured: Hi, With your clinical history, normal echo, and ekg, your symptoms are not due a possible heart attack. I'm not sure exactly what is causing your symptoms, because we really need more information. Spending time consulting with your doctor or with a HealthTap inbox consult may help clarifying things. Please be reassured that this is probably not a "heart attack". ...Read more
Potassium 3.7, costochondritis , and anemia after pregnancy . I'm stressed . Am I going to die ? Feel weak and fast heart beat . Echo normal .
Anemia: You are not going to die. Your symptoms are commonly from mal nourishment as your baby took so much nourishment out of you. You need help to treat your anemia, and low potassium and probably low on a number of vital substances. Start with super nutrition, take slow release iron, potassium foods e.g. bananas, get good sleep and get help with your baby. You will get better and be OK. ...Read more
Yes: Overall, yes. Blood volume in pregnancy increases significantly, and the heart needs to work more to pump it. Fortunately, the cardiovascular system adjusts very well to this greater demand and most women don't develop heart issues while pregnant. Women with previous heart disease, however, are at higher risk; there are also some rare but serious pregnancy-associated cardiac complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are several reasons to explain this common occurrence. Anemia is common and it means you have less oxygen in your blood. Because your oxygen needs have stayed the same or possibly increased, you body is going to ask your heart to work harder to make up for the lower oxygen (really hemoglobin). Another reason I have found is low magnesium. Consider 200-400mg of magnesium glycinate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a growth scan for in pregnancy? Will they check my baby's heart? I wanna know the heart rate! What will they measure in this scan? I'm 34weeks
Growth scan: A growth scan is an ultrasound to see that the baby is growing appropriately. They will take various measurements from which they will compare to those from a previous ultrasound to be sure they have grown enough and not too much. The baby's heart beat should be checked at each visit and you can ask what it is even without a scan. It should vary just as yours does. Hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
Generally this just: Fine...Good luck!Get a more detailed answer ›
My wife is pregnant in her fourth month of pregnancy and at night times she is feeling pain on the upper left side just underneath thé heart!why ??
Uterine growth: Obviously a physical exam would shed light on this better. But. The uterus grows taking space, and pushing the intestines upward. This can cause discomfort anywhere in the abdomen. ...Read more
Yes: In many normal pregnancies a heart murmur can develop as a result of the increase in blood volume that occurs during pregnancy. The vast majority of heart murmurs are harmless but in rare cases, they may suggest a problem with the mother’s heart valves. A physician can evaluate your condition and determine the cause of a murmur and whether it is something that needs further treatment or concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High output: During pregnancy, here is a significant increase in plasma volume, creating a dilutional effect on one's blood counts (anemia). This coupled with the large flow of blood from maternal circulation to the placenta causes a compensatory rise in heart rate to generate the necessary cardiac output and deliver enough oxygen to the tissues. ...Read more
20 weeks: If you know exactly what to listen for, the room is quiet, good stethoscope and thin patient, 20 weeks if you are lucky. Otherwise, probably not before 26 weeks, if then. With a stethoscope the fetal heart sounds like a faint tap; you can almost feel the percussion from the heart more than you can hear it. It goes tap, tap, tap. ...Read more
11-12 weeks: With the aid of an ultrasound machine, the heartbeat can be heard as soon as it is detected. With a hand held doppler it can be between 11-12 weeks, a little sooner for very thin women, a little later for obese women. ...Read more
Tricky.: Hlhs should be blatantly obvious in the third trimester, if one looks. However, most fetal anatomical surveys are performed at 18-21 weeks, and the full picture of this syndrome may not be esily appreciable at that early point in fetal development. So, in direct answer to your question, hlhs can be missed in over half the cases, unless a late third trimester cardiac evaluation is performed. ...Read more
Hard to say: This would best be a question for the individuals treatment team. Each case is unique. The woman may need to be on medications that could cause fetal anomalies or otherwise interfere with fetal growth & development. Without having all related information in hand it is not realistic to generalize an answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen ...Read more
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