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Is a cardiac doppler echo/ tte accurate if performed correctly for finding physical malformations that cause murmur?

Is a cardiac doppler echo/ tte accurate if performed correctly for finding physical malformations  that cause murmur?

High accuracy: For investigation of the possible causes of a heart murmur, a properly performed transthoracic echocardiogram will have high accuracy as long as the imaging windows are good. If the echocardiogram is normal and the quality of images obtained is good, no further investigation is required. ...Read more

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What is a fetal heart ultrasound?

Fetal echocardiogram: A fetal echocardiogram is a specialized ultrasound of the fetal heart, usually only done when there is an increased risk of a heart defect in the fetus. It is a detailed look at lots of different parts of a baby's heart anatomy and function. ...Read more

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What is a non-reassuring fetal heart rate tracing?

What is a non-reassuring fetal heart rate tracing?

Babies tell us a lot: Monitoring a fetus by fetal hr, ultrasound or the expectant woman's perception of activity is important. No one test can tell us everything we need to know, but together they can tell us which babies might be better off delivered. If a baby is near term and the testing is worrisome then obstetric specialists or subspecialists might deliver. But conditions can change. Plus every case is different. ...Read more

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Who performs a fetal echo? Pediatric cardiology or perinatology?

Who performs a fetal echo? Pediatric cardiology or perinatology?

Either can, but: A pediatric cardiologist is specifically skilled in congenital heart disease, and is more likely to catch as much detail as possible. They can also counsel parents in more detail about discovered abnormalities. ...Read more

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Transthoracic echocardiogram, chest x ray, renal sonogram, lots of blood work by hematologist, lupus test found nothing after splenic infarct. Am i ok?

Splenic infarct: You have a lot of normal tests. This is a good thing. You should discuss with your doctor(s) who know you best what their impression is. ...Read more

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ECHO showed 'trace' aortic valve regurgitation. Normal ECHO. Of any concern?

ECHO showed 'trace' aortic valve regurgitation.  Normal ECHO.  Of any concern?

AI: Aortic insufficiency likely is always abnormal,serial clinical monitoring in mild AI is all that's needed absent other clinical factors ...Read more

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What happens at fetal heart ultrasound?

What happens at fetal heart ultrasound?

Evaluation 4 defects: Detailed evaluation of the fetal heart. Experienced centers can detect >90% of all fetal cardiac anonalies with fetal echocardiogram. It is a targeted examination that lasts ~1 hour; it is an expensive test. A comprehensive sonogram by a maternal-fetal medicine doctor should be your first step before being referred to the pediatric cardiologists to perform the fetal echo. ...Read more

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Echocardiogram normal except for minimal mitral regurgitation. Ejection Fraction 64. EKG/X-rays normal. is any treatment or more testing needed?

Echocardiogram normal except for minimal mitral regurgitation. Ejection Fraction 64. EKG/X-rays normal. is any treatment or more testing needed?

Sounds pretty normal: but not knowing what your symptoms are (if any) and why the tests were ordered in the first place makes it impossible to advise about additional testing being necessary. Consider a consultation so that all of the clinical information can be assessed or discuss this with your health care provider. ...Read more

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Nicu wants echo cardiography for heart enlargement of baby. So worried?

Nicu wants echo cardiography for heart enlargement of baby. So worried?

Relax.: Let the pediatric cardiologists evaluate your newborn's heart with echo before freaking out; a large heart may be nothing but a variation of normal. ...Read more

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Bradycardia and rbbb, history heart defect?

Bradycardia and rbbb, history heart defect?

Get seen: Some folks are born with problems with the av node and its branches ("right bundle branch block", etc.), or a tiny heart attack or a bit of amyloid or a few other things can cause troubles here as well. A cardiologist visit's probably in order, and you may end up chatting about whether you want an electronic pacemaker. ...Read more

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Ekg left atrial enlargement, nonspecific t wave abnormality, echo done trace mitral regurg, tricuspid regurg. Pericardial effusion global.Is my heart ok?

Ekg left atrial enlargement, nonspecific t wave abnormality, echo done trace mitral regurg, tricuspid regurg. Pericardial effusion global.Is my heart ok?

More info needed: I am assuming echo is showing pericardial effusion and global? Or maybe global hypohypokinesia? Any wall motion abnormalities? Ejection fraction? Do u have any symptoms? At rest or with activities? Any other risk factors? Smoker, overweight, dm, htn, high chol, family history heart attacks, sedentary life etc. Any prior heart attacks? Stress test done. Any recent viral infection? Pericarditis? ...Read more

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What?Is the diagnostic workup of an ?Abnormal heart rhythm?

What?Is the diagnostic workup of an ?Abnormal heart rhythm?

A good history: And physical exam, ekg , certain lab work, an echocardiogram and usually some type of monitorinng like a holter monitor or event monitor depending on the frequency of symotoms.Seeyour doctor. ...Read more

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Meaning of: transmitral spectral doppler flow pattern is abnormal for age. Isolated premature ventricular contractions. Normal 24 hour holter exam.?

Meaning of: transmitral spectral doppler flow pattern is abnormal for age. Isolated premature ventricular contractions. Normal 24 hour holter exam.?

PVCs: Occasional premature vantricular contractions are fairly common and typically would not need any specific treatment. However cutting back on caffiene and alcohol should help. ...Read more

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When is a fetal echocardiogram important?

When is a fetal echocardiogram important?

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 malformation in the fetuses heart, lungs, etc. It may be because they notice something on a prior ultrasound, or they just want to be safe/cautious if you are at a higher risk of having a baby with a congenital heart problem. ...Read more

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Ecg , cardiac echo, heart enzyme , chest ct, cardiac angio ct, all ok.Still resting heart pulse 53-62.Increase when move.Exclude cardiac issue?

Ecg , cardiac echo, heart enzyme , chest ct, cardiac angio ct, all ok.Still resting heart pulse 53-62.Increase when move.Exclude cardiac issue?

Normal : Low heart rates w/out symptoms can be nl in healthy active individuals. The fact that ur hr increases w/ movement is helpful and points towards normalcy. ...Read more

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