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Question: Hi, i got my tiffa scan done and it says two small echogenic foci seen in left ventricle of the baby. My doctor suggested for fetal echo. What is this issue and how can this affect my baby?
Answer: Hello dear . Don't worry an echogrnic foci is nothing but s bright spot usually seen in the left ventricle of the fetus heart. I think is just calcium deposit and is a normal finding in prenatal ultrasound.
This is not any kind of defect not any disease but a common issue.
The only cause if worry is if two or more such spots are seen in different parts of d fetal heart. As in your case it's two spots both in left ventricle, ur doctor gas suggested echo test to know and clarify any doubts related to d baby. It is always better to b on d safer side.
It is only when ur agr during this pregnancy us more than 35 or u have other risk factors like pics high bp or heart disease uncontrollable blood sugar levels etc then it may be of a risk for your baby.
Please feel free to ask more and more questions to ur doctor when u visit her to clarify your doubts about this so that you understand better and need not worry.
Hope that was helpful.
Question: I'm 25 week pregnant.. in my 22 week scan doctor told me that their is echo genic foci in baby's heart.. is their anything to worry about??
Answer: Hi dear,
It is called echo intracardiac focus.it is caused by mineralisation or small calcium deposits.it is usually not harmful but needs further examination in future scans.echogenic intracardiac focus is linked to a suspected cardiac malformation or may lead to a congenital heart defect at birth in some cases.However, the most worrisome effect that it may have is that it signals the presence of Down’s syndrome.so if doctor suspects any of such issues then you might need an aminocentesis.
Question: Hi mam, 21 weeks pregnant now. Last week done anamoly scan. In scan report mentioned as "Small echogenic foci in fetal left ventricle...***" We are worrying lot about this...but our doctor its normal...plz advice..
Answer: Echogenic intracardiac focus (EIF) is a small bright spot seen in the baby's heart on an ultrasound exam. This is thought to represent mineralization, or small deposits of calcium, in the muscle of the heart. EIFs are found in about 3–5% of normal pregnancies and cause no health problems.