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What can I do if my baby has a spot on it's heart?
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Dr. Tonga Nfor
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Need more detail
Sorry to hear that.
I imagine you must be very concerned! do you mean a spot or a hole in his heart. It depends on what effect it has on the heart's function.

In brief: Need more detail
Sorry to hear that.
I imagine you must be very concerned! do you mean a spot or a hole in his heart. It depends on what effect it has on the heart's function.
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Genetic screening
A "focus" or spot on the heart is relatively common and usually insignificant.
It can be a marker for down syndrome though, so if a spot is seen you will usually be offered follow-up testing for genetic problems. This is usually done through a more intensive ultrasound to look for other more conclusive markers of down syndrome, but also through blood testing or amniocentesis.

In brief: Genetic screening
A "focus" or spot on the heart is relatively common and usually insignificant.
It can be a marker for down syndrome though, so if a spot is seen you will usually be offered follow-up testing for genetic problems. This is usually done through a more intensive ultrasound to look for other more conclusive markers of down syndrome, but also through blood testing or amniocentesis.
Dr. Amy Herold
Dr. Amy Herold
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