Why Fetal Echo?

  • Congenital Heart Diseae i.e. heart disease in children from birth, IS THE MOST COMMON BIRTH DEFECT

  • 1 IN 100 CHILDREN GET AFFECTED BY BIRTH DEFECTS OF THE HEART

  • 1,75,000 CHILDREN ARE BORN EACH YEAR WITH HEART DEFECTS

  • MAJORITY DON’T GET DETECTED PRIOR TO BIRTH: IN INDIA LESS THAN 5% GET DETECTED PRIRO TO BIRTH

  • IN DEVELOPED COUNTRIES 70% GET DETECTED PROR TO BIRTH

  • HEART DISEASE MAY BE CRITICAL AND MAY NOT GIVE ENOUGH TIME AFTER BIRTH UNLESS ONE IS AT AN ADVANCED CENTER, THOUGH SUCH DISEASES ARE RARE

  • IF NOT SUSPECTED ON LEVEL II SCAN IT MAY NEVER GET DETECTED UNLESS A PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGIST DOES A FETAL ECHO

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