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Who performs a fetal echo? Pediatric cardiology or perinatology?

Who performs a fetal echo? Pediatric cardiology or perinatology?

Either can, but: A pediatric cardiologist is specifically skilled in congenital heart disease, and is more likely to catch as much detail as possible. They can also counsel parents in more detail about discovered abnormalities. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Echo (Definition)

An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen ...Read more


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Can you tell me what a pediatric cardiology appointment consist of?

Can you tell me what a pediatric cardiology appointment consist of?

Good question: During a pediatric cardiology appointment the following may be expected: the cardiologist will take a detailed history and perform a thorough examination of the cardiovascular system. The following tests may be performed: measurement of oxygen saturation and bp, ecg, echocardiogram, and chest x-ray. Additional studies may be requested following the visit depending on the nature of the complaint. ...Read more

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Does our pcp need to follow pediatric cardiology recommendations?

Does our pcp need to follow pediatric cardiology recommendations?

Yes: The approach to a child should be a team approach with the pediatrician as the medical home. Recommendations made by specialists should generally be heeded, but any concerns should be discussed. For example, pediatric cardiology uses specialized drugs like Lasix (furosemide) which should not be discontinued without speaking to them. Also some drugs can worsen heart rhythm disorders and should not be prescribed. ...Read more

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What is a pediatric cardiology appointment like?

What is a pediatric cardiology appointment like?

Peds Card: A pediatric cardiologist is an expert in childrens' hearts. They treat birth defects involving the heart, heart rhythm problems, hypertension, syncope, high cholesterol, etc... An appointment is like any other dr, except they will probably get an electrocardiogram and/or echocardiogram. These are specialized tests to evaluate the heart. ...Read more

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Is there a great need for pediatric cardiology abroad?

Is there a great need for pediatric cardiology abroad?

Yes: There is a great need for pediatric cardiolology abroad. Congenital heart defects affect 1 in every 100 kids. Other issues that these doctors are experts in include heart rhythm problems, syncope, hypertension, etc... And in 3rd world countries they see diseases like rheumatic fever which affects heart valves. There is also a shortage of pediatric heart surgeons. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a pediatric cardiology appointment?

Anyone know what is a pediatric cardiology appointment?

Kid's Heart doctor: A pediatric cardiologist is a heart doctor for children. When your child sees this doctor, then they will likely be evaluated for heart problems. A heart doctor usually gets an ultrasound of the heart (echo) to look at the anatomy of your child's heart and to see if its pumping (functioning) okay. Sometimes the electrical properties of the heart will also be looked at with an ekg. ...Read more

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What army bases have pediatric cardiology on staff?

Just ask!: The us military is pretty good at helping families get to places where there family members can be properly taken care of. Just ask! it's unusual for a base to have a pediatric cardiologist, but many have connected local civilian pediatric cardiologists... ...Read more

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What is tga in pediatric cardiology?

What is tga in pediatric cardiology?

Transposition: Transposition of the great arteries a kind of congenital heart disease. Occurs when the pulmonary artery that carries blood from heart to lungs comes from the left side of heart (abnormal) instead of right (normal); and the aorta which carries blood from heart to rest of body comes from the right side of heart (abnormal) instead of the left (normal). ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Cardiology (Definition)

Cardiology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the heart's function, rhythm disorders, lipid problems, high blood pressure, ...Read more


Dr. Barton Cook
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Pediatric Cardiology (Definition)

Pediatric cardiology is a specialty of medicine where care is focused on the ...Read more