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Will Autonomic Function Testing also show any possibly heart abnormalities? Can ANS dys. Cause abnormal EKG in otherwise health heart? Connected?

Will Autonomic Function Testing also show any possibly heart abnormalities? Can ANS dys. Cause abnormal EKG in otherwise health heart? Connected?

No, only some: Limited issues as a function of the methods used. As embodied Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures sending >1, 000, 000 orders/sec brain→body with similar feedback, the real Hi-Tech=always inside. Medical technology is always, in varying degrees, low-tech, simplistic reflection of limited aspects of human behaviors with limited insights. Can ANS drive EKG changes? Absolutely, study: https://goo. Gl/gIycBT. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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A 51 year old ex figure skater, who's in good shape had Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Are odds of SCA very low for someone with no known heart abnormalities?

A 51 year old ex figure skater, who's in good shape had Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Are odds of SCA very low for someone with no known heart abnormalities?

Yes, but never zero.: Known >8 decades: 1/2 of US population has atherosclerosis by later childhood, yet no symptoms for decades: http://goo. Gl/aRhOU2. Symptoms are from plaque ruptures & clots (most without symptoms) yet can close major arteries within minutes: thus SCA with no warning signs in advance; including normal cholesterol & angiogram without problems days prior. Rec: Study my answers & optimize Ds drivers. ...Read more

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Is heart abnormalities or heart disease caught in blood pressure test? Went to doc & bp is normal but have left side chest pain. What it is?

Is heart abnormalities or heart disease caught in blood pressure test? Went to doc & bp is normal but have left side chest pain. What it is?

Chest pain...: You don't need to have an abnormal blood pressure in order to demonstrate you are having heart problems. Many people who suffer heart attacks (for example) appear with normal blood pressure. However it is certainly true that those that suffer of high blood pressure have a higher risk for heart issues. If you are in doubt and having chest pain go and see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is a fetal heart ultrasound?

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 exactly does an ultrasound of the fetal heart consist of?

What exactly does an ultrasound of the fetal heart consist of?

Most detailed exam: Maternal-fetal medicine or OB doctors. Sonographers spend long time looking at the heart to ensure that there are 4 chambers, an intact septum between the chambers, normal anatomy of the big vessels of the heart, a regular and normal heart rate, etc. They will also look for abnormalities that can be associated with chromosomal or other problems. Details they see change with fetal age and position. ...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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Would a fetal heart ultrasound find all problems if there were any?

Would a fetal heart ultrasound find all problems if there were any?

Depends.: Depending on maternal bmi, gestational age, number of fetuses, fibroids, fetal position, machine used, duration of the examination, examiner experience and amniotic fluid volume - prenatal sonography can pick up 20-70% of all fetal heart defects. Fetal echocardiography should detect >90% of such defects, but there are not enough pediatric cardiologists interested in fetal echo around to try that. ...Read more

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Can an ultrasound miss a fetal heart beat when it's Measuring 7wks 1 day. I'm returning in 4 days, chances of seeing a heart beat?

Can an ultrasound miss a fetal heart beat when it's Measuring 7wks 1 day. I'm returning in 4 days, chances of seeing a heart beat?

Vaginal? Abdominal?: In almost all cases you should get a heart-beat with vaginal ultrasound early in the 6th week. Abdominal ultrasound won't get a heartbeat until at least 8 weeks in thin women, and can be much later. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I had my ultrasound today and my ob said the fetus is too small to measure. Now I'm worried that the fetus has no heart beat. I'm estimated 5/6 weeks?

I had my ultrasound today and my ob said the fetus is too small to measure. Now I'm worried that the fetus has no heart beat. I'm estimated 5/6 weeks?

Too early: It is too early to worry. A fetus can not usually be seen until at least 6 weeks. Most likely the doctor scheduled you to return next week for a repeat sonogram. At that time you should be able to see and determine if all is well. ...Read more

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Calcium deposits on fetal heart ultrasound what does it mean?

Calcium deposits on fetal heart ultrasound what does it mean?

Calcium Deposits: Your question is not clear. Where are these deposits located? Please provide all information to get correct answer. ...Read more

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Where can I find ultrasound images of fetal congenital heart defects?

Where can I find ultrasound images of fetal congenital heart defects?

Www. Thefetus. Net.: Try the above website for many fetal anomalies, including cardiac lesions. ...Read more

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I had ultrasound appt today. Tech says 5 weeks 1 day but no fetal pole seen. Hcg today 4199. What are my chances. B4 had miscrg b4 5 weeks no heart beat

I had ultrasound appt today. Tech says 5 weeks 1 day but no fetal pole seen. Hcg today 4199. What are my chances. B4 had miscrg b4 5 weeks no heart beat

Do another hcg: Do another HCG in 48 hours after the first one. Usually would double. Also, checking Progesterone level may be helpful. If going up but not quite x 2, repeat ultrasound in a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Further to a t/v ultrasound, fetal pole measuring 6w6d, no heart beat. Dr said expect a miscarriage. 6 days since u/s, no bleeding. What next?

3 options: I am sorry you have to go through this difficult experience. It may be several days to weeks before you pass the pregnancy spontaneously. You can wait a while longer, or take medications to make your uterus contract to induce the miscarriage or have a surgical procedure (d&c)to remove the pregnancy. Your doctor should discuss all of these options with you. ...Read more

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I went in for a second ultrasound at 8 weeks and was told the fetus was measuring 6 weeks with a low heart rate of 86. What chance of miscarriage?

I went in for a second ultrasound at 8 weeks and was told the fetus was measuring 6 weeks with a low heart rate of 86. What chance of miscarriage?

A precise number. .: .... or chance of miscarriage can not be estimated from these reports, but you are right to be concerned about a low heart rate and small fetal size. Both of these ultrasound associated findings can be interpreted as risks for impending miscarriage. I understand waiting and hoping is difficult...I do hope this is just a temporary blip and all will be well. Stay in close touch with your 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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My gestational age is 6weak and fetal age is 4 weak but no foetal pole or heart beat seen in ultrasound. Only smal gestational sac is seen. Pls guide.

My gestational age is 6weak and fetal age is 4 weak but no foetal pole or heart beat seen in ultrasound. Only smal gestational sac is seen. Pls guide.

Early pregnancy.: During the early stages of pregnancy, the fetal age calculated by your LMP and the fetal age by the ultrasound can differ. This is frequent and can be a normal occurrence. Depending on the size in millimeters of the gestational sac, one might not see a fetal pole in a very early pregnancy. Seek the advice of your OB and they will follow your hormone levels and re-ultrasound you if necessary. ...Read more

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6 weeks 3 days hCG 38, 519 and fetal heart rate 124. Ultrasound said 6w 1d just want to make sure everything sounds good 4 miscarriages past 1 live?

Once u see a ht beat: Hcg does not matter I rec getting a Progesterone level cause if it is low u may need prog gel supplementation and repeat us in 2 weeks to confirm the ht beat is still there andit is n, if that is the case then u hould be good. ...Read more

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On 4/28 11 wks I went to my first prenatal visit. The ultrasound showed a fetus of 5/6 wks and a sack of 11 wks with no heart beat. On 5/1 I was given medication to help pass the fetus. On my check up 5/19 I had a positive test hcg level 142 and there wa

On 4/28 11 wks I went to my first prenatal visit. The ultrasound showed a fetus of 5/6 wks and a sack of 11 wks with no heart beat. On 5/1 I was given medication to help pass the fetus. On my check up 5/19 I had a positive test hcg level 142 and there wa

Question cut off!: Sorry, but there is a 150 character limit and your question cut off. Ask again, be brief but complete. Remember, we cannot see any other questions you may have posted on the subject, so all pertinent info must be in that question. You can add notes in the history about medical problems and meds, too, which may help us. ...Read more

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I'm suppose to be 8 weeks today and had sonogram. Fetus heart rate 75. Does this mean miscarriage? What are my chances.

I'm suppose to be 8 weeks today and had sonogram. Fetus heart rate 75. Does this mean miscarriage? What are my chances.

Likely: A slow fetal heart rate - bradycardia, could indicate a heart problem or a lack of oxygen to the fetus. If there is a prolonged measured rate of 75 the prognosis is not hopeful. Did they measure the rate over a prolonged period?

Good luck. ...Read more

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When I went into get my first ultra sound from my ob, at 12 weeks, on feb 29th, she concluded that there was no fetal heart beat when I went into get my first ultra sound from my ob, at 12 weeks, on feb 29th, she concluded that there was no fetal heart be

When I went into get my first ultra sound from my ob, at 12 weeks, on feb 29th, she concluded that there was no fetal heart beat when I went into get my first ultra sound from my ob, at 12 weeks, on feb 29th, she concluded that there was no fetal heart be

This: This is called a "missed abortion" in the ob/gyn language. It just means that the fetus has passed away and the body has not yet rejected the products of conception. There are 3 ways to clear the uterus of the missed abortion. 1). Sit and wait. The body will eventually reject it and start the "natural process." this isn't always the best option because you have dead tissue inside your uterus that can get infected and make you very very ill. 2). Medication induction. Cytotec (misoprostol) is a medication we use to induce labor. We also can use this medication to induce a "missed abortion." the pills are used vaginally and orally in a specific regimen that are much higher doses than used to induce labor in a living term infant. This is a very safe way to relieve the body of the "products of conception." 3). Lastly is the D&C where we aspirate or curettage the inside of the uterus to remove the conception. This is also a very safe procedure. Most ob/gyn doctors are very careful to not perferate the uterus with the surgical instruments.
There is little risk to all options, however, if you wait too long and the uterus/conception products become infected you could end up in the intensive care unit. ...Read more

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20 weeks sonogram shows echogenic foci in 4 chamber heart and cystic areas seen bilaterally in fetal kidney measuring 3mm. Tested neg for ds, worried?

20 weeks sonogram shows echogenic foci in 4 chamber heart and cystic areas seen bilaterally in fetal kidney measuring 3mm. Tested neg for ds, worried?

Not likely: Your doctor is the best one to ask since he or she has all the details. An echogenic intracardiac foci is basically a variation of normal if your genetic blood testing was normal and there are no other abnormalities were seen. There is not enough detail to comment of the kidney. ...Read more

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Why did my fetus die in less then a week I was 14 weeks pregnant? I just went to the doctor last week I had a sonogram and the baby had an amazing heart beat and this week the fetus is dead.

Why did my fetus die in less then a week I was 14 weeks pregnant? I just went to the doctor last week I had a sonogram and the baby had an amazing heart beat and this week the fetus is dead.

I: I am so sorry that this happened to you.

We usually never know why a miscarriage occurs. There have been large studies done on this subject, and usually there is nothing wrong with the mom or the baby, but for some reason the pregnancy just doesn't "take". It may be an issue with the hormones or the placenta. Rest assured, there is nothing you can do differently at this stage of the pregnancy, but often women blame something that they have done which isn't true.

Discuss this with your doctor also, and if you have had more than one miscarriage you may need a workup, but many women have one miscarriage in their lives and have no difficulty with subsequent pregnancies.

Again, I am so sorry that this happened to you. ...Read more

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Possible conditions of healthly heart well developed all chambers and no other abnormalities but it's located in right side? 18wk ultrasound results

Possible conditions of healthly heart well developed all chambers and no other abnormalities but it's located in right side? 18wk ultrasound results

Dextrocardia: Well described phenomenon. Sometimes there is a left right reversal below the diaphragm too. You had some very sloppy doctors if no body informed you of this until you were 32 years old. ...Read more