Congenital Heart Defects At 21 Weeks Uterine Examination?
.. after 4d diagnosis .. 21 weeks my fetus growth is normal..but the RV is slightly enlarged with the suspect cuartactio..there is a notching on the urterine artery (minimal) .. and the amniotic fluid ICA 14,6. what does that mean?
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Aortic coarctation is a congenital heart defect where there is narrowing of the aorta or large blood vessels that leave the heart to circulate blood throughout the body. The aorta is the largest blood vessel owned by the body. Coarctation of the aorta occurs in 1 in 2500 infants. The development of the heart and blood vessels during the pregnancy process can cause disorders that cause congenital heart problems. In the coarctation of the aorta, there is narrowing of the aorta, usually in the upper part of the aorta. As a result, blood cannot pass through these blood vessels properly, so that blood circulation is disturbed. The narrowing also causes the heart to have to work harder to pump blood through the narrow space. RV is the right ventricle or right ventricle, the part of the heart that pumps blood to the lungs. An enlarged right ventricle may also be due to heart problems. ICA 14.6 defines the amniotic fluid index. The number 14.6 is still in the normal term.
If in this uterine examination there is a suspicion of congenital heart problems, you need to be more vigilant. Mothers should consult with an obstetrician so that a team is provided to handle your baby when it is born. Your baby may be able to undergo various medications and procedures in order to grow properly. Mothers may need to give birth in a larger hospital with more equipment and specialists. Discuss this again with your husband and your doctor. You can also prepare BPJS for you and your fetus from now on so that you don't have to pay for treatment later. Mothers can also ask further questions with the pediatrician about the actions to be taken.
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