Considering the birth prevalence of congenital heart disease (9/1000 live births) and the total number growing more than 200,000 per year, knowing more about congenital heart disease is of utmost importance.
Fetal Echocardiogram is one such modernized diagnostic test performed to detect congenital heart disease.
Who should receive the scan?
Only the females whose routine ultrasound shows a deviation are guided to take the scans.
The best Time for a Fetal Echocardiogram is Second Trimester – 18 to 24 weeks.
A sequence of events:
The bigger question…Why the scans?
Mutations in the human body cannot be controlled, what can be controlled is that once the infant is in this world with a mutation, she can survive and be healthy again. That she can lead a normal routine life like other little ones. Timely detection provides a chance to ensure proper management and care.
Let’s give them this chance…
Dr. Hemant Madan (Prof), Director & Senior Consultant Cardiology – Adult, Cardiology – Paediatric, Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Delhi and Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Gurugram
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