Question:In anomaly scan an echogenic intracardiac focus is seen in my baby . Is it normal?
Answer: Hi! Fetal Echocardiogenic Foci are common findings and are commonly seen inside heart chambers during routine fetal heart scanning, the left ventricle is most frequent location, Although they probably represent a normal variant of papilary muscle development, they should be monitered as a possible risk of congenital heart defect. Hope this helps!
Question:In 19th week USG report highlight says "Echogenic Intracardiac focus seen". What does it means. Is there any thing for concern about baby health?
Answer: the presence of an echogenic intracardiac focus has to be interpreted in the context of maternal risk factors and other sonographic anomalies. when seen in isolation in a normal pregnancy it is considered a benign variant and some authors state karyotyping is unwarranted in the mid-trimester fetus with an incidental finding of fetal heart echogenic focus . in high risk pregnancies, there is an increased incidence of aneuploidic anomalies (e.g. Down syndrome and trisomy 13 ) classified as soft marker for aneuploidic anomalies the presence of multiple or bilateral (more than one chamber) echogenic foci may increase the risk there is no recognised direct association with congenital heart disease for an EIF on its own (unless there is an associated aneuploidic anomaly)
Question:I m 33week pregnan ,n in my 21week sonography there is echogenic intracardiac focus is seen,n nw again in 33week scanning focus still seen,doc says it likely to remove after 4 week but I m tensed...
Answer: Yes it will no cause any health or function issues on heart don't wry and it will subside by its own