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Is it compulsory to do an echo test if you know it's a Down syndrome baby?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No but recommended

Because many babies with down's syndrome also have cardiac or other anomalies, it is recommended to screen for those abnormalities in order to be prepared for the inherent problems at the time of delivery.

In brief: No but recommended

Because many babies with down's syndrome also have cardiac or other anomalies, it is recommended to screen for those abnormalities in order to be prepared for the inherent problems at the time of delivery.
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Echocardiogram, sonogram of heart, is routinely performed to make an early detection of heart abnormalities.
More than one third of infants with down syndrome have heart defect (s).

In brief: Yes

Echocardiogram, sonogram of heart, is routinely performed to make an early detection of heart abnormalities.
More than one third of infants with down syndrome have heart defect (s).
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