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What is the black spot in the fetal heart?

my wife is pregnant completed 6th month. Doctor made tifa scan today and told that there is a black spot in the heart. It may be a whole in the heart and baby may have to undergo a surgery after birth. Whats the actual problem and what is the solution
Wed, 17 Feb 2016
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Dr. Purushottam welcomes you to HCM virtual clinic!
Thanks for consulting at my virtual clinic. I have carefully gone through your query, and I think I have understood your concern. I will try to address your medical concerns and would suggest you the best of the available treatment options.

Please do not panic.
If there is hole in between upper 2 chambers of the heart then that is physiological and it closes soon after birth. If it persists , it is called as ASD - atrial septal defect.

If the hole is between lower 2 chambers of the heart, it is called as VSD- ventricular septal defect. If it is smaller than 10 mm usually cardiologist prefer to observe.But for larger holes intervention is needed. Now a days , it can be done by angiography, in very rare cases surgery is required.

i will suggest to keep follow up, also get 2 D echo of the baby after birth.And treat under expert cardiologist.

I hope my answer helps you.
Thanks.
Wish you great health.
Dr Purushottam S Neurgaonkar
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