Any conspicuousness of the heart in a gynecological examination requires a thorough clarification. The main reason for this approach is the dynamic development of the heart of the baby. Sometimes even slight borderline changes (bottlenecks, valvular problems) in early pregnancy can affect the development process of whole heart sections and lead to a significant dysfunction of the child’s heart. A final assessment of an existing heart defect, however, can only be made from the 34th-35th week of pregnancy. From this time, it is possible to determine the necessary measures around birth (caesarean section or normal birth, drug or interventional measures).
If these conditions are known, the birth can be planned and initiated at a specialized center with low risk.
Please note that an informative examination is only possible from the 14th-16th week of life.