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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. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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What specialty performs a cardiac echocardiogram?

What specialty performs a cardiac echocardiogram?

Cardiology: Cardiology will perform the majority of echocardiograms. If there is assessments of your vessels (carotid, aorta, veins) This may be done by vascular surgery cardiology, or radiology depending upon the referrer and local resources. In the setting pediatrics, it may be performed by a pediatric cardiologist or someone who specializes in fetal imaging. ...Read more

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Who has a larger salary, an adult heart surgeon or a pediatric heart surgeon?

Who has a larger salary, an adult heart surgeon or a pediatric heart surgeon?

Neither!: Most doctors' pay is based on many components, such as the way the procedure is ‘coded’, the area of the country they practice in, the type of medical insurance, their employment contract, contractual discounts, etc. Some doctors e.g. Plastic surgeons, bill the patient directly and their fees have to be paid in full. ...Read more

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Pediatric surgeon (neonatal and or fetal intervention) vs. ob/gyn (perinatology), what's the difference?

Pediatric surgeon (neonatal and or fetal intervention) vs. ob/gyn (perinatology), what's the difference?

Perinatal medicine : Fetal intervention/fetal surgery is performed by an entire team. The team is made up of a pediatric surgeon, Perinatologist, and a neonatolist. The pediatric surgeon is the one who performs the surgery, the Perinatologist manages the patient with the complications that can result from the surgery, such as preterm labor. The neonatologist takes care of the complications that the baby may have. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pediatric surgeon (neonatal or fetal intervention) vs. ob/gyn (perinatology)?

What is the difference between a pediatric surgeon (neonatal or fetal intervention) vs. ob/gyn (perinatology)?

Totally different: a pediatric surgeon is a specially trained surgeon who operates on the baby after birth, or in certain centers, can operate while the baby is in the womb (fetal surgeons). A perinatologist is an adult doctor who specializes in caring for the mother and diagnosing certain problems in the fetus before birth ...Read more

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Can a radiologist practice imaging as a normal obstetrician?

Can a radiologist practice imaging as a normal obstetrician?

Yes: There are many radiologists (myself included) who do obstetrical and gynecologic imaging. This is part of our training and is tested in our board certification examination. ...Read more

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What specialty performs the cardiac catheterization?

What specialty performs the cardiac catheterization?

The "Other" Guys: Interventional cardiologists are what they call themselves. Those are the guys who deploy stents. Many general cardiologists also do their own "diagnostic" catheterizations to look at, but not fix arteries. ...Read more

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What is training of a pediatric cardiologist?

What is training of a pediatric cardiologist?

Fellowship: Following medical school, 3 years of pediatric residency training is required to apply for subspecialty training in pediatric cardiology. The subspecialty fellowship is usually 3 years as well. Most pediatric cardiologists acquire 1-2 years of additional training in a specific area such as imaging, intervention, arrhythmia management, intensive care, transplant , or prevention ...Read more

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Is there a difference between an a maternal and fetal medicine doctor and an obstetrics & gynecology doctor?

Is there a difference between an a maternal and fetal medicine doctor and an obstetrics & gynecology doctor?

Good question: A maternal fetal medicine doctor is someone who did a fellowship after obgyn residency who specializes in complications and high risk pregnancies and specialized tests like fetal anatomy scans for normal and high risk pregnancies, most mater- fetal med spec do not do the delivery they only help manage your preg, I use them with every one of my preg pts (also they do not do any gyn, like i do). ...Read more

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Can a regular internist specialize in additional subspecialties?

Can a regular internist specialize in additional subspecialties?

Sure : In the us after completing a 3 year residency in internal medicine (im), the internist can go on to complete a fellowship in one of the sub-specialty fields of im. A few complete a combined program and some go on to specialize in a non-internal medicine field (e.g. Anesthesia, surgery, radiology, etc.). Many internists are quadruple board certified (e.g. Int med, pulmonary critical care, sleep). ...Read more

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What is a pediatric cardiologist and should they do fetal echo?

What is a pediatric cardiologist and should they do fetal echo?

A cardiologist: Who takes care of children with heart disease, many who are now diagnosed at or before birth, can do a special ultrasound to focus on a fetus' heart. This procedure is usually done if there is a suspicion of a congenital heart problem by an ob/gyn, a family history of congenital heart disease, or certain other conditions (fetal arrhythmias, signs of heart failure, etc.). ...Read more

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Who orders a hida scan.Your primary care dr or a general surgeon?

Who orders a hida scan.Your primary care dr or a general surgeon?

Either: A lot depends on acute or chronic symptoms of gall bladder disease. Acute attack may end up in er with surgical consultation and therefore ordering of study by surgeon. If chronic pain, any physician either primary care, gastroenterologist, internist, or general surgeon can order the test. ...Read more

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My echo was read by a board certified cardiologist but he is not board certified in echo. Is this ok? Listed as normal. Eval of murmur.

Yes: Many cardiologists are highly competent at interpreting ultrasound images without added certification in echocardiography. ...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


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Pediatric Cardiology (Definition)

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