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    What does the following sonography report after IVF treatment indicate?

Posted on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 in Pregnancy
Question: Hi Doc, my Sister is undergoing IVF treatment and now 6 weeks pregnant. Yesterday her Sonography detected fetus heart rate as 49bpm.Doc has told her to come nxt week for another scan as he say it may be possible due to slow growth of baby. Pls advice
Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Due to various causes

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
Slow heart rate or bradycardia of the fetus in early pregnancy can be due to various causes like chromosomal anomalies,impending abortion, congenital heart block and congenital heart diseases.
I will suggest her to get a repeat scan after 7-10 days to confirm the fetal viability.
If the fetus is still viable after 10 days, then NT/NB scan at 10-14 weeks, double marker test and anomaly scan at 18-20 weeks should be done to rule out any chromosomal anomaly.
Fetal echo is advised at 22-24 weeks.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Dr Deepti Verma
Maternal and fetal medicine specialist
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