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I'm hoping i've put this in the right thread. I'm new to bub hub and i'm hoping someone can help me with a question. My best friend has just found out at her 20 week morphology scan that her bub has an enlarged right cardiac ventricle... Has anyone heard of this? Is it a life threading thing or can be fix. I want to help her but i just don't know what to say to her. She's very stressed about it and always in tears. I hope someone can inform me on this condition.
Well I noticed noone has responded, hopefully someone will know more than me...Basically I would think this might suggest that there might be some problems with the cardiac valves, ie a narrowing of the outlet to the heart. Such things usually require surgery to be fixed, but the timing of that surgery varies. It doesn't sound like a life-threatening problem to me.
I think maybe noone has answered because an enlarged ventricle is not enough information, I'm sure there are several people whose babies have needed cardiac surgery who might be able to tell you more.
You could try posting the question further down, in Severe Health problems or special needs I guess?
Sorry to not be much help. I think it will be something that they will monitor and your friend may well find out more as the pregnancy progresses.
Unfortunately I can't offer much help either, but my understanding is that a lot can be done for heart irregularities these days. They are very common, so I am sure that your friend will receive lots of info and support from her 'team'.
Let us know how she goes. :fingerscrossed:
My Niece has heart problems - was missing a chamber , one valve and verntrical was too big and one was two small and also her heart was doing eveything back the front. They found out at about 20 weeks into the pregnancy i think.
My niece is now nearly two and doing fine - she gets very tired and puffed when running though and sometimes has a slight blue tinge to her. she has had about 3 operations so far i think and will have to have a couple more when she is about 4 and 10 years old.
My brother in law and his wife got a lor of support from "heart Kids" and also through the childrens hospital - where they got free counsiling and lots of help.
I would suggest your friend goes back to her doctor/ obstetrician or specialist and asks them what support and resources are available to her to help her get through this.
Heart Kids have been really great with my niece - Everyone that is a part of Heart Kids have or have had babies and children with a multitude of heart problems so you can usually find someone who has a child with the same rpoblem who can offer support.
I hope this helps a bit! Tell your friend good luck and shes not alone and to take all the help she can get. It can be a very stressful time not only for the parents but for the family involved, but ours had a great outcome!
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