Doctor insights on:
Fetal Heart Sounds
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fast/slow/none: Assessing the fetal heart is a bit problematic. Since they are isolated inside the bag of waters, we are limited to detecting rate as fast/ slow/ normal or none. Various factors can lead to various rate changes. The fetal heart is usually beating much fast ; 130-160/min are routine. Stress can speed or slow the rate. When checking newborns, I have never had one with fibrillation in 3 decades. ...Read more
Friend 32male is overweight with skipping pulse beat, loud heart beat and skipped heart beat. What's wrong?
Irregular heartbeat: An irregular pulse is usually due to irregular heartbeat which in turn is often due to benign variation in electrical activity of the heart. This is particularly true if not accompanied by other cardiac symptoms, progressive nature or exertional symptoms. However, an ekg is appropriate and required if any other symptoms are present. ...Read more
In labor?: How are you finding them? Checking at home or on a monitor in the hospital? Either way, go to your closest hospital and get checked to be sure that your baby is doing ok. Good luck! ...Read more
After hearing fetal heart beat and heart beat is above 130 at 7wks what does miscarriage chance drop to?
Stimulants: Stimulants increase the heart rate and make the heart more irritable and prone to irregular rhythms that would be perceived as palpitations. In addition to increasing the heart rate, some increase the strenght of the hear beat resulting in more blood being pumped that may cause a murmur, even in the absence of a heart defect. These stimulant may be ingested substances or internally produced. ...Read more
This is usually: either an atrial aberrant complex or PAC (paroxysmal atrial complex) or PVC (ventricular). These occur due to an abnormal electrical pathway created within the conduction system in your myocardium. They are usually harmless, but enough of them "stringed" together for a significant amount of time (like 20 or 30 seconds) can cause a more serious arrhythmia. Be in close contact with your heart MD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Fetal heart sounds stethoscope
- How to auscultate for fetal heart sounds?
- How to hear fetal heart sounds?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Sounds of a heart murmur
- Sound in ear with heart palpitations
- An abnormal heart sound
- Listen to abnormal heart sounds
- Talk to a cardiologist online