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Echocardiogram For Fetus
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress thallium: The study is made to look at the possibility of clogged arteries in the heart that can be more discernible with exercise or stress. If distribution of dye is poorer in some areas, these have to be defined with angiogram to be able to treat them. If there is diffuse disease and equalization, it can miss. If there are collaterals the area would still look good. It is not to predict mi, only vessels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Echocardiogram, CT heart scan or cardiac mri. What does each one test for and how accurate are they? Holter results less than 1% of beats pacs an pvcs
Imaging tests: Echo uses sound waves to image cardiac structure and function. Ct scan uses computerized x-ray examination to do similar imaging and MRI uses yet another technology. Echo gives real time wall motion imaging while the other two are almost real time. They are all very accurate and each has its own strengths and weaknesses. We choose depending on what specifically we need in information. ...Read more
How accurate is a cardiac MRI and MRA done using IV gadolinium? Checking for asd vsd and any other hole in the heart?
Tests: The question is not as simple as you might think. We have multiple tests available, how good the test result is depends on the lab doing it, the equipment and many other factors. Your Doc should be quite familiar with the form of testing the Doc is comfortable with in your area. MRI/MRA is a good imaging technique in proficient hands. TEE and CT are also good techniques, discuss with your Doc ...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
What heart tests are done before a decision for a heart cath .Ive had several . EKG, stressecho, Ct score, lexiscan, echo, 21 day monitor. All normal?
CATH : Unlikely you would be allowed in cath lab if pregnant. ...Read more
No big deal.: Detecting renal problems by fetal ultrasound is very accurate and efficient because it can prevent serious complications postnatally. Fetal renal pyelectasis or even hydronephrosis is nothing to worry about, provided the amniotic fluid is monitored and remains normal. The neonatology team should be notified at birth to institute appropriate follow-up for the newborn; monthly ultrasounds are needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be: Usually 110 -170 is considered normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ?
Aortic regurg & echo: Echocardiography (echo) is an ultrasound machine used to evaluate the heart including the valves. Doppler is part of the exam that includes both color flow and pulse wave. These help the md assess the degree of leaking of the valve based on various measurements. Usually rated as mild, moderate, or severe. Usually, only when severe does something need to be done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Earlier Than What?: An ultrasound scan at 7 wks will show twins, if present. Results any earlier could be equivocal. ...Read more
Negative.: Feal fibronectin is a protein that should not be detected at the cervix - unless labor/delivery is impending. Negative ffn has been used to reassure women and obstetricians that delivery is not likely within a week in cases of preterm labor. Most mfm experts doubt its clinical usefulness, as most of the time it is the maternal cervical examination and not the ffn that dictates medical management. ...Read more