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Once Again ----Echogenic Cardiac Foci (aka calcium deposit)

I had my 20 week u/s yesterday and all was well except spot seen in left ventricle. i reserached and found out it is called a echogenic cardiac foci./ My quad screen was negative for birth defects, but i have read that the foci is associated with DS. Does any one know anything about this?

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Were there any other indicators of DS? Nuchal fold thickness? Facial structure issues? Are you set to have a fetal echo to look more closely at the heart? if not, perhaps you could ask and see if your doctor would be willing to approve one.

I don't know that anyone here can answer this for you, which is probably why you didn't receive many/any responses the first time around. This really is something that needs to be discussed with a medical professional, not something most would feel comfortable guessing about.

Good luck,
Andi
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I think jifnif had a similar problem.  I don't know if it was a calcium deposit, but I remember she said her baby had a spot on its heart.

Jifnif:  Any thoughts?
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I had a friend that just had a healthy boy 3 months ago and on her first few u/s sound it showed that the baby had a calcium deposit on its heart. It finally went away. Her baby also did not show any signs of birth defects or ds. I hope that everything works out well.
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Definetly dont want guessing but just curious if any one knew anything about this.  Everything else was A OK as far as u/s and b/w.  No signs of DS at all....just that calcium deposit.
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that is good to know.  they said that alot of times it does go away before birth.  so i am not sure.. my level 2 u/s appt is on wednesday so i will let you know what is said.

thanks to all for the comments
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I also am so worried about my baby. I went in for a ultrasound cause they thought i was further along. They found out im right where i should be but they found a calcium deposit (bright spot) on the babys heart.They said it is common and i should not worry because everything else looks okay with the baby. I did not get any of the blood tests for abnormalties because im only 30 and have 2 other healthy kids. I am so worried its all i can think about at this moment. I hope and pray everything is okay. I was wondering if anyone one else is going through this at the moment.      Worried mommy, WI
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