Items Tagged ‘heart defect’

May 4, 2017

Three questions pregnant women should ask about fetal ultrasounds

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

For pregnant women,  a general fetal ultrasound between 18 to 22 weeks of pregnancy is standard medical practice. Ultrasound scans, which use high-frequency sound waves to show images of the fetus, placenta and amniotic fluid, help doctors to see how the baby is developing and to detect possible birth defects. While ultrasounds can help identify […]

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Tags: birth deffect screening, CHD, Doppler test, fetal screening, healthy baby, healthy pregnancy, heart defect, imaging techniques, makr sklansky md, mid-gestational fetal ultrasound, pediatric cardiology, pregnancy

Vivian's Heart Journey

February 8, 2017

Vivian’s Heart Journey

By HRHJudy HRHJudy

The chances of winning the Powerball are 1 in 992 Billion. The chances of having a child with a heart defect are 1 in 100. About 1 out of every 100 babies (approximately 40,000) born each year in the US have some type of Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). Each year worldwide, 100,000 babies under the […]

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Tags: cardiac interventions, congenital heart defect, Dr. Mark Sklansky, heart defect, NICU, open heart surgeries, patient stories, PICU, UCLA Children's Heart Center, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital