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In Utero Heart Calcium Deposit
Might: A coronary calcium scan is not advised for routine screening for coronary artery disease.1 this test may not tell your doctor any more about your risk for heart disease than your risk factors do. Major risk factor are: high blood pressure, diabeteshigh cholestrol, smoking, genetic facors, and obesity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ECF: Echogenic cardiac focus? This is what it sounds like. Nobody knows what they are. From my reading they seem to have no impact on the child's health once born. I have always suspected that what looks like "calcium" on ultrasound is actually tough fibrous tissue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should i worry if my ultrasound showed calcium deposit on my unborn baby's heart and i'm 38 years old?
Follow, but...: This needs to be followed, but i wouldn't worry. These deposits are actually found quite often as incidental findings on ultrasounds between 18-24 weeks. The vast majority of them clear on their own by birth. As pediatricians, we often get these reports of these findings on prenatal us, but the baby is just fine. At age in upper 30's though, be followed by high risk OB or maternal-fetal medicine! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My step-dad had a heart bypass 6 yrs ago and they say calcium deposits are building on his valve. Is this common to need a new one this soon?
Calcium Deposits: Your question is not clear. Where are these deposits located? Please provide all information to get correct answer. ...Read more
If calcium deposits have been found on heart, brain, breast. Kidneys, once low vitd/high calcium are fixed, can damage be reversed itself or with meds?
Calcium deposition : Is not reversible but "damage" is highly variable if there is any at all. ...Read more
25 weeks pregnant. calcium deposit on heart with extra fluid. Extra fluid in the back of the brain. Nephew has cardiomyopathy. Is something def. wrong
21 weeks pregnant, tested negative for Down syndrome, and found a calcuim deposit in baby's heart. What could it mean ? Help please.
Ask your obstetrician: Who would help you better, my take on this, is that it is not uncommon, found in about 10% of scans of normal babies, other parameters factor in as rate of growth, other appearances on the scan, your blood tests and others, please confer with your obstetrician who will be able to address your concerns better ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My maternal fetal doctor found calcium on my baby's heart valve in utero. He said it doesn't mean anything... How can it not mean anything?
It doesn't!: What your doctor probably saw is a a bright spot, an "echogenic focus" in the baby's heart. We think these are probably calcium deposits. They do not seem to have any effect on heart function. They are one of a large number of minor abnormalities that can signal an increased risk of down syndrome in a baby, but usually only if there is more than one abnormality. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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