Choo Kok Kuan is a well-known and skilled Paediatric Cardiologist from Malaysia. Currently, he is working at Ara Damansara Medical Centre, Selangor. With an experience of more than 26 years, he specializes in Electrocardiography, Echocardiography, Holter monitoring, etc. He completed his MBBS from the University of Malaya and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians, UK. Dr. Choo Kok Kuan is an esteemed member of the Malaysian Paediatric Cardiac Society, Malaysian Paediatric Association, Malaysian Medical Association, and National Heart Association of Malaysia.
Natural heart blights range from mild to veritably severe. Some bear surgical form in the invigorated period and some may resolve on their own with time. Your pediatric cardiologist will be suitable to counsel you as to the inflexibility of your baby's heart disfigurement.
What's A Fetal Echocardiogram?
A fetal echocardiogram is an ultrasound performed of the baby's heart before the baby is born. A small camera called a transducer is placed on the pregnant mama's tummy and sends out ultrasonic sound surges. The ultrasound surges bounce off the baby's organs, including the heart, and are transferred back to the camera which also creates a moving picture of the different corridors of the heart for the doctor to estimate. The sound surges can also descry blood inflow throughout the baby's heart. This enables the doctor to estimate the structure and function of the fetal heart.
Who Needs One?
Fetal echocardiograms are recommended for the subsequent women
- If a first-degree relation has been diagnosed with a natural heart disfigurement. First-degree relative includes the mama or father of the baby as well as any siblings of the baby
- If there's a given family history of diseases that are passed along from generation to generation similar to Marfan's pattern or tuberous sclerosis.
- If the future baby has been diagnosed with an inheritable abnormality including diseases with an abnormal number of chromosomes; Down syndrome. Abnormal amniocentesis
- Still, Accutane, for illustration, If the mama has taken specifics that are known to beget natural heart blights.
- Still, phenylketonuria or autoimmune conditions similar to systemic lupus erythematosus
- If the mama has specific health problems similar to diabetes (the type that the mama had previous to gestation). If the mama had specific infections during gestation similar to rubella or CMV
- If there are abnormalities outside of the heart of the fetus noted on routine antenatal ultrasound; exemplifications include redundant fluid around the lungs or the heart or an abnormality of another organ similar to the feathers or brain.
- Abnormal fetal heart rate or meter. This can be an irregular heartbeat or heart rate that's too fast or too slow.
This problem develops when the baby is still developing. The earlier you detect the better it is for the baby. A congenital heart defect generally occurs when the heart does not twist or divide normally. Some mothers wonder if alcohol, drugs, or medications contributed to their child's heart defect. The reason is still hard to define. For more details contact Dr. Choo Kok Kuan one of the best Pediatric cardiologists in Malaysia. You can see him at Ara Damansara Medical Centre, Selangor.