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Que : Fetal echocardiography
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Fetal echocardiography is ultrasound used to evaluate the baby’s heart for problems before birth.

How the Test is Performed

Fetal echocardiography is a test that is done in mother’s womb. It is usually done during the second trimester of pregnancy, when the woman is about 18 – 24 weeks pregnant.The test can be performed on your belly (abdominal ultrasound) or through your vagina

In an abdominal ultrasound, the person performing the test places a clear, water-based gel on your belly and then moves a hand-held probe over the area. The probe sends out sound waves, which bounce off the baby’s heart and create a picture of the heart on a computer screen.

In a transvaginal ultrasound, a much smaller probe is placed into the vagina. A transvaginal ultrasound can be done earlier in the pregnancy and produces a clearer image than an abdominal ultrasound.

Preparations  for the Test

No special preparation is needed for this test.

Why this test is required during pregnancy?

This test is done to detect a heart problem before the baby is born. It can provide a more detailed image of the baby’s heart than a regular pregnancy ultrasound.

The test can show:

  • Blood flow through the heart
  • Heart rhythm
  • Structures of the baby’s heart

The test may be done if:

  • A sibling or other family member had a heart defect or heart disease
  • A routine pregnancy ultrasound detected an abnormal heart rhythm or possible heart problem in the unborn baby
  • The mother has type i diabetes, lupus, or phenylketonuria
  • The mother has rubelladuring pregnancy
  • The mother used street drugs or alcohol during pregnancy
  • The mother has used medicines that can damage the baby’s developing heart (such as some epilepsy drugs and prescription acne medications)
  • An amniocentesis revealed a chromosome disorder

 

On : Sat, 19 Oct 2013

Que : What is Peripheral Angiography?
Ans :

Peripheral Angiography :-

Peripheral angiography is an out-patient study that is used to help your physician find blood vessels that may be blocked in your lower body and legs. Many of these arteries are unable to be seen on a normal x-ray. This study requires an injection of e directly into the arteries to make them visible on a radiograph. Your physician will be able to map out the visible blood vessels to determine where a problem may be located.

 

In what conditions it need to be performed


peripheral arterial (vascular) disease

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce the blood flow to your extremities (most often the legs). The most common cause of this narrowing is fatty deposits (atherosclerosis) accumulating in the walls of the arteries. As deposits continue to build within the arterial wall, the internal diameter of the vessel decreases, blockage results, and the blood flow to the extremity is jeopardized. Once the artery becomes narrowed, the sluggish flow of blood may result in clots forming completely shutting off the blood flow to an area. This may become an emergency situation. Another concern is that peripheral arterial disease is likely to be a sign of widespread accumulation of fatty deposits in your other arteries. This condition may also be reducing blood flow to your heart and brain, and result in heart attack or stroke.

About half of people with peripheral arterial disease have mild or no symptoms. About one-third to one-half develops more severe symptoms, including intermittent claudication. Intermittent claudication is characterized by muscle pain or cramping in your legs or arms that is triggered by a certain amount of activity, such as walking, but disappears after a few minutes of rest. The location of the pain depends on the location of the clogged or narrowed artery. Calf pain is the most common area of intermittent claudication. The severity of pain varies widely. Pain from this condition can range from mildly bothersome to debilitating. Severe intermittent claudication can impair your ability to function and engage in any physical activity. It may interfere with the ability to do your job. Risk factors are similar to those for coronary artery disease and include family history, age over 50, smoking, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and smoking.

Other signs and symptoms of peripheral arterial diseaes.

  • Leg numbness or weakness.
  • Cold legs or feet.
  • Sores on your toes, feet or legs.
  • A change in the color of your legs that won;t heal.
  • Hair loss on your feet and legs.
  • Changes in your nails.

As peripheral arterial disease progresses pain may begin to occur when you are at rest or when you are lying down. This is called ischemic rest pain. This is a more serious condition and suggests a higher risk of limb loss due to gangrene.  Rest pain may be intense enough to prevent sleep or to wake you from sleep. You may be able to temporarily relieve the pain by hanging your legs over the edge of your bed or by walking around your room. If you are worried about peripheral arterial disease, contact your physician. Rest pain should lead you to seek more urgent medical attention. Early diagnosis and treatment of PAD is important not only to preserve the health of your limbs, but also to decrease your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other medical conditions.

What is a peripheral vascular angiography?

A vascular angiogram is similar to heart catheterization done for heart, where dye is injected to see how the blood flows through the vessels in the legs, kidneys, neck or other different organs of the body. X-ray pictures are taken and a treatment plan is developed with your doctor if blockages are seen. A full vascular angiogram is usually completed in 30-40 minutes. In conventional procedure a catheter was placed in your leg and after injecting dye , xray use to be taken but nowadays with advent of 64 slice CT scan angiography can be performed on CT machine without cut without wire and one needs no hospitalization. It has become very simple and safe procedure now.

 The doctor will be able to see blockages in your arteries and will discuss with you several methods of treatment. You may require stenting/vascular bypass surgery. This will be determined after consultation with your vascular surgeon. You may also be a candidate for angioplasty, After the test You with your doctor will decide on the best treatment for you.

 

On : Wed, 09 Oct 2013

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