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Irregular heartbeat in fetus. What is an echo?

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Dr. Walter Kobasa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Ultrasound

An echo is a specialized ultrasound of the babies heart.

In brief: Ultrasound

An echo is a specialized ultrasound of the babies heart.
Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: PACs - usually B9.

Premature atrial contractions account for >90% of all irregular fetal heartbeats and are usually completely benign.
A fetal echo(cardiogram) is a specialized test performed by a maternal-fetal medicine or pediatric cardiology specialist that looks at the fetal heart function in great detail and should detect >90% of possible fetal cardiac defects. It is indicated but typically normal in pacs.

In brief: PACs - usually B9.

Premature atrial contractions account for >90% of all irregular fetal heartbeats and are usually completely benign.
A fetal echo(cardiogram) is a specialized test performed by a maternal-fetal medicine or pediatric cardiology specialist that looks at the fetal heart function in great detail and should detect >90% of possible fetal cardiac defects. It is indicated but typically normal in pacs.
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