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Is an irregular heart beat in fetus always fibrillation?

Is an irregular heart beat in fetus always fibrillation?

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

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Chances of pregnancy loss after fetal heart beat?

Chances of pregnancy loss after fetal heart beat?

Question?: Not sure what your question is here. Is or isn't there a fetal heart beat. If there is a heart beat, for right now there is a viable pregnancy. Please clarify your concerns. ...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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After hearing fetal heart beat and heart beat is above 130 at 7wks what does miscarriage chance drop to?

After hearing fetal heart beat and heart beat is above 130 at 7wks what does miscarriage chance drop to?

Unlikely to miscarry: Approximately 15% of all clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage. Once a heart beat is documented, that risk drops to about 1 in 20. It can still happen, but it is not likely. So you can relax a bit. ...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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Friend 32male is overweight with skipping pulse beat, loud heart beat and skipped heart beat. What's wrong?

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

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Rapid heart beat at rest. Why?

Rapid heart beat at rest. Why?

Many reasons: There can be multiple reasons, including overactive thyroid, anemia, fever, dehydration, pain, abnormal heart function. ...Read more

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Is a heart beat of 128 BPM high?

Is a heart beat of 128 BPM high?

Yes: It's high but not necessarily abnormal. It depends on the context. ...Read more

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Is an irregular heart beat with a slow heart dangerous?

Is an irregular heart beat with a slow heart dangerous?

SEE YOUR DOCTOR: Arrythmias are heart rhythm disturbances which can be dangerous but controlled with medication and or interventional procedures. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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What early fetal age corresponds with heart beat of 115 and 7 mm crl?

What early fetal age corresponds with heart beat of 115 and 7 mm crl?

6-7 weeks: That CR measurement relates to approximately 6-7 weeks gestation. ...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 causes heart murmurs, palpitations and a faster than normal heart beat?

What causes heart murmurs, palpitations and a faster than normal heart beat?

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

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Will contractions at 12weeks slow fetal heartbeat?

Will contractions at 12weeks slow fetal heartbeat?

No: At 12 weeks, the fhr usually settles into the normal range of 120-160, but tends to be on the higher end of the range. Contractions of the uterus, whether spontaneous, or, for example, associated with orgasm, are not harmful to the fetus. ...Read more

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Heart fluttering and skipping beat when masturbating?

Heart fluttering and skipping beat when masturbating?

You're human: Most people have occasional flutters, flipflops, and skipped beats, especially when they're doing something exciting and fun. If you have more than five per minute while you're not loaded with caffeine. If your heart suddenly starts racing and stops as suddenly, or if they take your breath away, or are accompanied by chest pain, a physicain office visit is in order. ...Read more

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MY BABY heart beat is 106 beat per min at 13 weeks Is THAT to lOW.

MY BABY heart beat  is  106 beat per min at 13 weeks Is THAT  to lOW.

A little bit: However, keep in mind that the heart rate is a very volatile and variable parameter, especially in early pregnancy. At this point, I wouldn't stress over the baseline of the FHT (fetal heart tones). ...Read more

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What is the BPM for rapid heart beat ?

What is the BPM for rapid heart beat ?

>100: >100 BPM is "tachycardia" which may be entirely appropriate and healthy depending on the activity at the time. ...Read more

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Is the resting heart rate of 111 beats/second a sign of heart problems/abormalities?

Is the resting heart rate of 111 beats/second a sign of heart problems/abormalities?

Tachycardia: It could indicate stress, something with caffeine, illicit drugs, pharmaceutical agents, recent activity. ...Read more

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If i will be 8 weeks on my first prenatal appointment will they check forbthe fetal heart beat?

If i will be 8 weeks on my first prenatal appointment will they check forbthe fetal heart beat?

US: At about 5 or 6 weeks ultrasound with a vaginal probe can show a baby’s heart beating. With abdominal ultrasound it may be around the 7th week (or 8th week). It will take longer before it can be heard by doppler. ...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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Hi, I am 8wks pregnant by LMP but first ultrasound showed 6wks n fetus measured 6.4mm(crl) but no heart beat. Any chance for viable pregnancy? Help me

Hi, I am 8wks pregnant by LMP but first ultrasound showed 6wks n fetus measured 6.4mm(crl) but no heart beat. Any chance for viable pregnancy? Help me

Certainly: It is not uncommon for there to be a discrepancy between ultrasound and LMP for dating.It would be reassuring to see a heart beat but it may just be too early. If you are not bleeding, there is a good chance that a repeat ultrasound in a week will show a normal heartbeat. Good luck. It sounds like you will be a great mom since you care so much. ...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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How can variation in fetal heart beat be interpreted?

How can variation in fetal heart beat be interpreted?

Acceleration is good: Increase in fetal heart rate of 15-20 beats for 15 seconds usually indicates a healthy baby. Fetal heart rate interpretation should be done by trained professionals. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have had an early scan and they can see two sacks but only 1 fetal heart beat?

What does it mean when you have had an early scan and they can see two sacks but only 1 fetal heart beat?

Vanishing twin: You may have a twin pregnancy and is too early to see both heart beats, or you could have what its called a vanishing twin. The second sac is a non viable pregnancy and most likely absorbed. Your doctor will re evaluate with serial ultrasound to ascertain health of the pregnancy. ...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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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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Does fever affect heart beat of 8week fetus?

Does fever affect heart beat of 8week fetus?

Fetal heart beat: Early in gestation the fetal heart rate is predominately under the control of the sympathetic nervous system and arterial chemoreceptors. Maternal fever could stimulate sympathetic nervous system, which could increase fetal heart rate. ...Read more

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What early fetal age corresponds with heart beat of 115 and 7 mm crl?

6-7 weeks: That CR measurement relates to approximately 6-7 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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Fetal heart beat 148bpm at 22 weeks 4days .weight is 504 grmas +/_70 it is normal ...?

Fetal heart beat 148bpm at 22 weeks 4days .weight is  504 grmas +/_70   it is normal ...?

Appears to be normal: From the limited information here this is a normal weight and heart rate. It is important any time you have a medical test done to go over the results with the treating physician who has all of the information on hand. ...Read more

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Can you still miscarry the fetus if you hear a heart beat of 143 at seven weeks one day and were measuring exactly right?

Can you still miscarry the fetus if you hear a heart beat of 143 at seven weeks one day and were measuring exactly right?

Yes: Miscarriages can occur at any time in the first trimester due to most likely genetic malformations. ...Read more

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Is an irregular heart beat in fetus always fibrillation?

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

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Gestational age at 13.8 weeks, fetal heart beat 165& at 18.1 weeks, 155. Is my baby gender boy or girl?

Gestational age at 13.8 weeks, fetal heart beat 165& at 18.1 weeks, 155. Is my baby gender boy or girl?

Wait 21.9 (+/-2)wks: While there are many wives' tales about predicting baby's gender, all have their flaws. The only way to truly tell is once the little one is born. What a blessed surprise! ...Read more

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I went at 16 weeks and they had trouble finding the fetus heart beat is this normal or should I be worried I bought a heartbeat monitor & nothing ($24?

I went at 16 weeks and they had trouble finding the fetus heart beat is this normal or should I be worried I bought a heartbeat monitor & nothing ($24?

No: It can be difficult to find the fetal heart rate when it is little, and it is nothing to be worried about. In 2-4 weeks you should be able to feel fetal movement and that should be reassuring. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not be able to hear fetal heart beat at 10 weeks ?

Is it normal to not be able to hear fetal heart beat at 10 weeks ?

No: you should be able to hear heart beats at 10 weeks, but a better test is ultrasound where you can see the heart beating whether you hear it or not ...Read more