Fetal echocardiography is a prenatal test performed using an ultrasound machine to evaluate the heart of a fetus as it grows inside the body. It doesn’t require any invasive tools – just a small wand-like tool known as a transducer that transmits sound waves through the body’s tissues. These waves cannot be heard, but they bounce off the structure of the heart and allows medical professionals to interpret images of the heart’s valves and its walls.
The test is often done during the second trimester, which occurs at 18 weeks and ends at 24 weeks. Dr. Subhashini Subramanian at the Children’s Center for Holistic Heart Health, LLC in Paramus, NJ, can perform the evaluation and make sure that your child’s heart is healthy and free of defects. If any abnormalities are discovered, we have the equipment and expertise to manage the condition and provide treatment.
Not every woman will require a fetal echocardiogram during their pregnancy. Your doctor will perform a routine examination during your prenatal ultrasound, which shows whether or not the fetus has developed all four chambers of the heart. Many children do not need any further examination, but some babies may need further testing. Some of the situations that could require a fetal echocardiogram include:
A fetal echocardiogram detects fetal heart defects before a child is born, allowing medical professionals to intervene and increase the likelihood of survival of the baby. We strive to provide care and effective treatment, ensuring the health of our patients. We can perform additional ultrasounds, identify chromosomal disorders, assess the risk of inheriting certain diseases, and more. If you would like your child to be monitored and treated by the best pediatric professionals, contact our office to schedule an appointment today.
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