Approach on Fetal Heart Calcification

Author(s): Dr. Aditya Khushwaha*

Fetal heart calcification is a condition in which there is abnormal calcification, or hardening, of the tissue in the heart of a developing fetus. This can be detected by ultrasound during prenatal screening. Fetal heart calcification can be caused by a number of factors, including genetic conditions, infections, and exposure to certain medications or toxins. In some cases, it may be an isolated finding with no apparent cause. The significance of fetal heart calcification depends on the extent and location of the calcification, as well as any associated abnormalities that may be present. In some cases, it may be a sign of a more serious underlying condition, such as a heart defect or chromosomal abnormality. If fetal heart calcification is detected during prenatal screening, further testing may be recommended to evaluate the extent and cause of the calcification. This may include additional ultrasound scans, genetic testing, or other diagnostic tests.