DOPPLER - FOETAL ECHO

DOPPLER - FOETAL ECHO

Ultrasound
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Fetal echocardiography?is a?test?that is similar to an ultrasound. It is usually done during the second trimester of pregnancy, when the woman is about 18 ? 24 weeks pregnant. Fetal echo allows your doctor to see the structure and function of your unborn child?s heart.


Why is DOPPLER - FOETAL ECHO done ?

Not all pregnant women need a foetal echocardiogram. For most women, a basic ultrasound will show that all four chambers of their baby’s heart have developed. This tests is recommended if previous tests detected an abnormal heartbeat in the foetus.
You may also need this test if:

  • Your unborn child is at risk for a heart abnormality or other disorder present at birth
  • You have a family history of heart disease
  • You already have a child with a heart condition
  • You’ve used drugs or alcohol during your pregnancy
  • You’ve taken certain medications or been exposed to medications that can cause heart defects, such as medications used to treat epilepsy or prescription acne drugs
  • You have other medical conditions, including rubella, type 1 diabetes, lupus, or phenylketonuria, which is an inability to break down an important amino acid called phenylalanine

DOPPLER - FOETAL ECHO Instructions

CCO:
No prior preperation is required

SLAs:
For Doppler test scheduled before 2 PM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For Doppler test scheduled after 2 PM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

FACILITATOR:
No specific instructions

SLAs:
For Doppler test scheduled before 2 PM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For Doppler test scheduled after 2 PM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

Why is DOPPLER - FOETAL ECHO ?

DOPPLER - FOETAL ECHO uses sound waves that �echo� off the structures of the fetus�s heart. A machine analyzes these sound waves and creates a picture, or echocardiogram, of their heart�s interior. This image provides information on how your baby�s heart formed and whether it�s working properly.

It also enables your doctor to see the blood flow through the fetus�s heart. This in-depth look allows your doctor to find any abnormalities in the baby�s blood flow or heartbeat.