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Difference between echocardiography and fetal echo?

Difference between echocardiography and fetal echo?

Adult and fetal: A fetal "echo" means a fetal echocardiogram. This is a detailed ultrasound of the fetus' heart, and it is done through the mother's abdomen. An adult can have an echocardiogram as well. It is either done through the chest wall, or with a special transducer that goes down the adult's esophagus ("transesophageal") to get closer pictures of the person's heart. ...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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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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Echocardiography report, left ventricle, prominent septal bulge 1.2cm without tract obstruction, also resting wall motion abnormalities were present, spectral doppler shows impaired lv diastolic filli?

Echocardiography report, left ventricle, prominent septal bulge 1.2cm without tract obstruction, also resting wall motion abnormalities were present, spectral doppler shows impaired lv diastolic filli?

Complicated : To understand a report one needs to talk with one's physician. Resting wall motion abnormalities means areas of the heart are damaged and not contracting or squeezing normally. That is the heart "walls" are not moving correctly. Sometimes this can cause the wall inside the heart that separates the right and left side to "bulge". Impaired filling means the heart does not "relax" normally. ...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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Ultrasound showed a gestational sac of 9 wks. Fetal pole not clearly visualized corresponding to 8wks 3 days, unable to detect fetal heart motion. ?

Ultrasound showed a gestational sac of 9 wks. Fetal pole not clearly visualized corresponding to 8wks 3 days, unable to detect fetal heart motion. ?

Repeat: The difficulty visualizing the fetal pole and heart beat at 9 weeks could be a result of the quality of the ultrasound. A repeat ultrasound and/or serial quantitative HCGs would help to clarify what is going on. Hope this helps. ...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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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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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 does suboptimal fetal heart visualization mean?

What does suboptimal fetal heart visualization mean?

Poor picture: When doing an ultrasound of the baby they didn't get all the views of the heart they wanted. This is usually because of the position of the baby in the uterus. ...Read more

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Are all ultrasound scans of the heart called heart echo's?

Are all ultrasound scans of the heart called heart echo's?

Heart Echo: The technical term used is echcardiogram which translates in to echo or ultrasond exam of heart. ...Read more

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Can abnormal heart rhythms be detected with weekly fetal monitoring?

Can abnormal heart rhythms be detected with weekly fetal monitoring?

Often: If the arrhythmia is intermittent, it may be difficult to detect with weekly monitoring. Most of the significant fetal arrhythmias are sustained and should be detected by an examination that includes an assessment of fetal heart rate and rhythm. ...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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How accurate is 2D Echocardiogram likelyhood of NonSustained VT in" Normal structure heart" Mitral Valve Repair few yrs on With excellent Echo result?

How accurate is 2D Echocardiogram likelyhood of NonSustained VT in" Normal structure heart" Mitral Valve Repair few yrs on With excellent Echo result?

Mixed up: 2D echo is extremely accurate for assessing the physical structure of a heart, e.g., after MV repair. While there is a general correlation of NSVT with low EF, the 2D echo does NOT, per se, predict arrhythmia or rule them out. ...Read more

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There is single active intrauterine fetus with Breech presentation. Fetal body movement and cardiac activity are present. What does.it.mean?

There is single active intrauterine fetus with Breech presentation. Fetal body movement and cardiac activity are present.
What does.it.mean?

Breech: This means your baby is in the uterus, butt first, the baby is alive and doing well. The only issue here is, if you are near your due date and the baby is breech (butt first), you will likely need a cesarean section unless you opt for an version, a procedure to flip the baby from butt to head first, then you can deliver vaginally. If you are early on the baby changes position all the time. ...Read more

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Echo: Ejection >55%, transmitral doppler suggest pseudonormalization. No wall abnorm. No stenosis seen. Mild mitral annular calc. Need clarification.

Echo:  Ejection >55%, transmitral doppler suggest pseudonormalization. No wall abnorm. No stenosis seen. Mild mitral annular calc. Need clarification.

Stiff heart: Pseudonormalization refers to a pattern of flow across the mitral valve as the left ventricle fills with blood when the left ventricle is "stiff" and does not relax properly. As the term suggests it appears normal but isnt when there is elevation of pressure in the left atrium. This is known as diastolic dysfunction and commonly seen in hypertension. Especially when poorly controlled. ...Read more

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