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What do it mean when you have a vegetation growth on your heart?

What do it mean when you have a vegetation growth on your heart?

vegetation: Vegetations are usually caused by infection or inflammation on a heart valve. Sometimes a vegetation can cause either blood flow problems or embolic problems. You should discuss with your doctor your specifics if you have a vegetation. ...Read more

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My friend was born with an enlarged heart , it was hereditary , ran in the family , the heart is continuously growin.What type of meds can end growth?

My friend was born with an enlarged heart , it was hereditary , ran in the family , the heart is continuously growin.What type of meds can end growth?

HCMP: This is probably hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. It's fairly common and the clinical-pathological picture is widely variable. Some people will have no problems, some will need surgery, some will have medical management. It's actually the top of the cardiac septum that tends to overgrow the most, and this is the main problem most of the time. ...Read more

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Does congenital heart defects lead to growth changes?

Does congenital heart defects lead to growth changes?

They can/some don't: Congenital heart defects include a number of conditions that vary greatly in their impact on final growth. The more severe the defect, the more likely it will require multiple surgeries and impair the bodies strength & growth. The cyanotic or blue baby group of defects are more likely to do this.Some defects, like the common small VSD self correct & seldom if ever alter the patients life. ...Read more

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My daughter age 5 month having rapid heart rate about 240 per minute.is this dangerous? mybabys growth and other activity are normal.

My daughter age 5 month having rapid heart rate about 240 per minute.is this dangerous? mybabys growth and other activity are normal.

Yes, it can be: She may have a condition called SVT. The infant can tolerate this for a short period of time, and then becomes very ill very quickly. You have a short time to get her heart regulated before it could start to fail, sometimes rapidly. Sign off and go to ER now. If you live in a city with a Children's Hospital, go there. If not, nearest ER will be fine - they will transfer her if needed. ...Read more

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My baby heart rate is 80bpm at 18 weeks. Growth is slow and specialist has advised I have no hope. No abnormalities, can I do anything else?

My baby heart rate is 80bpm at 18 weeks. Growth is slow and specialist has advised I have no hope. No abnormalities, can I do anything else?

Heart rate: I suggest you discuss the findings in detail until you completely understand what is going on. If that means a repeat ultrasound to evaluate your baby's heart again then have it done. My best wishes. ...Read more

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What is a growth scan for in pregnancy? Will they check my baby's heart? I wanna know the heart rate! What will they measure in this scan? I'm 34weeks

What is a growth scan for in pregnancy? Will they check my baby's heart? I wanna know the heart rate! What will they measure in this scan? I'm 34weeks

Growth scan: A growth scan is an ultrasound to see that the baby is growing appropriately. They will take various measurements from which they will compare to those from a previous ultrasound to be sure they have grown enough and not too much. The baby's heart beat should be checked at each visit and you can ask what it is even without a scan. It should vary just as yours does. Hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the association between low fetal heart rate and slow growth?

What is the association between low fetal heart rate and slow growth?

Thyroid disorders.: The proper answer to your question is that typically the baseline fetal heart rate does not correlate with fetal growth. Rare scenarios where this general statement would not be accurate include severe maternal hypothyroidism or excessive intake of antithyroid medications in hyperthyroid women that subsequently affect the fetus and its growth curves. ...Read more