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Echo Virus Pregnancy
Virus caused cardiomyopathy, global hypokinesis of LV. EF35-40%.Echo 4days later clear, EF57%. 12wk preg.Feel worse now then before.What's going on?
Viral cardiomyopathy: viral cardiomyopathy can get better then worse with reactivation of the virus, renewal of fever, etc. Plus pregnancy increases your blood volume and right now you might have a lower blood pressure as you near the 2nd trimester. You will likely need many echo's and you'll be at risk of A-fib, which will make your symptoms worsen rapidly. Probably a good idea to call your OB and cardiologist. ...Read more
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
My beta HCG was 16,485.44 and after 48 hours is just 21,398.61. I'm in 6 week of pregnancy and the embryo is not visible at echo. Is something wrong?
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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?
11wks preg & have had virus in lungs. now dim bilat breath sounds.cardio echo shows EF 35-40%,lft vent cardiomyopathy. how serious is this? Bedrest?
Viral cardiomyopathy: Prognosis is not predictable and becomes evident as the patient is followed over time. Some patients experience complete recovery, others may develop chronic heart failure due to injured heart muscle. Infrequently, some patients develop fulminant heart failure, a fatal condition without heart transplantation, but this is infrequent. Best wishes. ...Read more
Would a pulmonary artery pressure of 33 at rest during pregnancy in a 26 yo be a significant finding on an echo? Echo 7 months prior was normal.
Probably normal: Estimation of pa pressure on echo can be very helpful, but depends on estimation using characteristics of the inferior vena cava (size, collapsibility), as well as which standards the echocardiographer used for the estimation - this had changed a few years ago. Estimation in pregnancy may be altered due to increased cardiac output and blood volume. If a concern, gold standard is right heart cath. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dad and brother both had surgeries to prevent aortic dissection . I had echo my first pregnancy often with no change . Should i still be worried?
No: Worrying accomplishes little in any case. The tendency to aortic dissection is often passed parent-to-child with a 50% chance. If you made it through a pregnancy and were reassured that your aorta looks fine, the real question is whether it's even worth ultrasounding you any longer. That's what you want to discuss with your physician. Glad your kin are okay -- many aren't so lucky. Glad your wrote. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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