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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?

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?

Marfan syndrome : The echo shows whether the heart abnormalities on marfan are present and to what extent. You could still have marfan's. Talk to your doctor and ask if you have it and what you need to do. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Echo (Definition)

ECHO is also known as Echocardiogram. 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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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?

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 more

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Potassium 3.7, costochondritis , and anemia after pregnancy . I'm stressed . Am I going to die ? Feel weak and fast heart beat . Echo normal .

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

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Can a fetal doppler detect womb sounds, maternal heart beat, and umbilical cord (abdomen the size of a 26 week pregnancy) with a pseudo pregnancy. ?

Can a fetal doppler detect womb sounds, maternal heart beat, and umbilical cord (abdomen the size of a 26 week pregnancy) with a pseudo pregnancy.  ?

Fetal doppler...: ...Can detect any movement of blood in the body, but with a false pregnancy, all the doppler rhythms should be at the same rate as the woman's heartbeat. Fetal heartbeat tends to be much faster so if you find that, the pregnancy is probably real. ...Read more

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I heard my babys heart at 5 weeks 6 days is this normal for most pregnancies?

I heard my babys heart at 5 weeks 6 days is this normal for most pregnancies?

Transvaginal US: The only reliable way to hear a heart beat as early as 5 weeks 6 days would be with a vaginal ultrasound. With that technology it often can be seen or heard. ...Read more

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Is it common for my heart to race in pregnancy?

Is it common for my heart to race in pregnancy?

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 more

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What causes the heart 2 beat fast during pregnancy?

What causes the heart 2 beat fast during pregnancy?

Heart rate: The heart is pumping blood for two people so it needs to pump faster to pump the added volume demand. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy put pressure on a woman's heart?

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 more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more