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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.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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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).
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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