Does anyone know how accurate fetal echos are? It is a detailed ultrasound of the unborn baby's heart. I am going to get one done today and have no idea how comfortable to be with the results.

asked 09 Oct '09, 15:31

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I asked a leading pediatric cardiologist today and I was told that they are very accurate as far as determining the function of all the chambers, the position of the arteries and most of the time they can determine if the valves are funtioning properly. However they are not very accurate at all for detecting holes. They are able to tell if there are any catastrophic abnormalities overall and from that point they can make specific arrangements for specialized delivery proceedures if need be.


answered 10 Oct '09, 02:22

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Good job finding the answer to your own question. :)

(10 Oct '09, 07:52) Sabrina
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