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What happens at fetal heart ultrasound?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Fetal echo

A fetal echo is performed with the use of an ultrasound probe.
It just takes awhile, but doesn't hurt at all.

In brief: Fetal echo

A fetal echo is performed with the use of an ultrasound probe.
It just takes awhile, but doesn't hurt at all.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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