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What are the causes fetal heart defects?

What are the causes fetal heart defects?

Multifactorial.: Genetic, metabolic, infectious and environmental causes can lead to cardiac birth defects. Taking Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily for your reproductive life (18-50) can prevent 75% of those defects. ...Read more

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Where can I get information on fetal heart defects fast?

UpToDate, OMIM.: Pubmed' omim (online mendelian inheritance in man) and the online medical resource uptodate can provide information to some extent. Consult with a pediatric cardiologist for more details. ...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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Is it true that raising your heart rate over 140bpm when in early stages of pregnancy/pregnancy cause birth defects due to decreased blood to fetus?

Is it true that raising your heart rate over 140bpm when in early stages of pregnancy/pregnancy cause birth defects due to decreased blood to fetus?

No: That used to be a misnomer, but has since been proved false. Recent studies and statements by the american college of ob/gyn have stated that women in otherwise good health can and should get their heart rates elevated in pregnancy through moderate exercise. The key is to stay super hydrated. Exercise is great in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a fetus heart rate tell you the sex?

Can a fetus heart rate tell you the sex?

Nope!: Fetal gender can be gleaned by expert sonogram by 10-14 weeks and clearly visualized thereafter, but even earlier secure diagnosis can is now possible by newer non-invasive prenatal genetic testing options (cell-free fetal dna in maternal circulation e.g. Maternit21). The range of the fetal heart rate cannot help answer the question in the absence of the above tests. ...Read more

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How could a fetus grow with no heart beat?

???: Once u are 6-7 weeks def by 7 weeks a htbeat should be seen on us so if u are that far and no htbeat then the preg is not viable, if u are early u will see a sac and yolk sac but no htbeat yet cause u are too early and that fetus will grow and by 7 weeks u should see a htbeat. ...Read more

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Help please? What is heart rate of a fetus?

Help please? What is heart rate of a fetus?

Depends on age: The heart rate depends on in which trimester the fetus is. After the second trimester the heart rate varies between 120-180 bpm. ...Read more

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How could a fetus grow without a heart beat?

How could a fetus grow without a heart beat?

Fetus: An embryo is a cellular living structure without fully formed organs, but a fetus will have a heart and a heart beat. ...Read more

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What does a calification means on a unborn fetus heart?

What does a calification means on a unborn fetus heart?

Usually: nothing bad: On the anatomic survey sonogram of the baby's organs, there is a fairly common finding called an echogenic intracardiac focus that looks like a bright spot on the baby's heart, sometimes described as looking like a calcification (calcium deposit in the muscle of the heart). It is considered a 'soft' marker for down syndrome, and very rarely can indicate the baby has down's. More often, baby: fine. ...Read more

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How many weeks does it taske for the fetal heart to start beating?

How many weeks does it taske for the fetal heart to start beating?

Fetal heart: Depending on the method used an obstetrician can hear fetal heart tones as early as 9-10 weeks, but sometimes not until the 12th week of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many weeks does the fetal heart starts to beats?

5 th week: During the 5th week of development which is about 3 weeks after fertilization the heart develops and begins to beat. Typically the heart can be heard with a stethoscope or doppler at 10 to 12 weeks. ...Read more

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I have just been told that my 6 month old fetus has a 3mm hole in his heart, what do we do now?

I have just been told that my 6 month old fetus has a 3mm hole in his heart, what do we do now?

Fetal ECHO.: If not done already, a fetal echocardiogram should be performed to assess the fetal heart anatomy and exclude additional and more dangerous anomalies. If the vsd is isolated, the prognosis is very good to excellent and you should not worry too much. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when does the heart bit of a fetus start?

Can you tell me when does the heart bit of a fetus start?

See below: The fetal heart beat can be detected around week 5-6. This is usually the earliest it can be spotted using an ultrasound. ...Read more

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What kinds of abnormalities can grow in the heart of fetus?

What kinds of abnormalities can grow in the heart of fetus?

Several.: In fact, given the complexity of the human cardiovascular system it is not surprising that so many fetal cardiac defects can be seen. The most common defects (vsds) are the most benignm however some rare defects can be severe or lethal. http://texaschildrens.org/locate/doctors/ayres, -nancy/. ...Read more

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Can Down syndrome fetus have holes in their hearts at anytime?

Can Down syndrome fetus have holes in their hearts at anytime?

Confusing question: All babies have holes in their hearts as they begin to form, but most are closed when formation is complete. About 1/3 ds infants will be born with a heart defect, most of which feature a "hole"between chambers. ...Read more