Understanding Fetal Echocardiogram Results
The test results are usually reviewed by a cardiologist with a specialization in maternal-fetal conditions. You may need to visit your doctor to understand the test results better.
If the test results indicate ‘normal’, it means your unborn baby’s developing heart is healthy and there’s no cardiac abnormality. However, having a normal result does not always mean that heart ailments are ruled out. There are certain heart ailments such as holes present in between the normal chambers that may not be visible in the tests.
If the test results indicate ‘abnormal’, it means there is an issue with your unborn baby’s heart. The issue may be a defect in the heart, abnormal rhythm, etc. In such cases, your doctor may recommend additional medical tests such as an MRI scan or ultrasounds to diagnose the issue.
Once your doctor is able to diagnose the issue, they will be able to recommend a suitable treatment option.
While interpreting the test result, your doctor will provide you with all the information that will help you to get ready for a safe pregnancy and delivery. In case of complications, your doctor may even recommend meeting a cardiac surgeon to understand the issue in-depth and the procedures you may need to follow after the birth of your baby.
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