What Is The Next Treatment If The Left Heart Valve In The Womb 28 Weeks Has Not Closed?

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Good afternoon … I want to ask … 1 month ago I checked the ultrasound detail at 28 weeks of pregnancy. Well when the ultrasound the doctor found that the left valve of the baby’s heart has not closed. Then what happens next and how to deal with it early?

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Hello Nike, thanks for the question to HealthReplies.com

Human heart consists of 4 heart chambers, right and left upper heart chambers (atria), and right and left lower heart chambers (ventricles). The right heart and left heart chambers are separated by a barrier called the heart septum. There is a septal heart that separates the upper heart space (interatrial septum) and there is also a separation of the lower heart space (interventricular septum). Interventricular septum is supposed to close completely at 8 weeks, but in the interatrial septum there will be a hole called the foramen ovale which will close immediately after birth. Between the upper and lower heart chambers (right and left), a heart valve (valve) can be formed which can indeed open and close (it will not close completely as the heart's septum). You should make sure to go back to the doctor who performed an ultrasound about what is meant by a left heart valve that has not yet closed.

In general, if an obstetrician discovers an abnormality in the baby's heart from an ultrasound examination, the obstetrician may refer for further examination, namely a fetal echocardiography examination. This examination will provide a clearer picture of what abnormalities occur in the fetal heart so that if necessary, medical treatment can be done immediately after the baby is born (administration of certain drugs or immediate surgery). In general, no action will be taken when you are pregnant even though certain abnormalities are found in the heart of your fetus. You should ask your fetus and your pregnancy directly with your obstetrician to get a clearer picture of the ultrasound findings.

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