Hello! I’m new here. I had my follow up anatomy ultrasound last Monday on August 31st (my baby wouldn’t show her face at the first anatomy ultrasound so I had to come for another one). Everything looks great and very good...except they found a small spot on my baby’s heart called an Echogenic Intracardiac Focus. I am 22 years old now (got pregnant at 21 years old) and did the NIPT panorama testing at 13 weeks and came back low risk <1:10000. Fetal heartrate was 133 bpm. My tech didn’t say anything about the spot on the heart, instead she just printed the picture out and showed my doctor who then called me into her office. She let me do the quad testing which wouldn’t give results because it only goes up to, I think, 22 weeks gestation? I’m 26 weeks. My doctor said it may go away on its own by the third trimester. This is me and my boyfriend’s first child and we are nervous and we just don’t want to worry ourselves. Any other moms experience this? What is really an EIF?
I had one of these with DS2, it was discovered at my anatomy scan. My OB wasn’t concerned because my 12 week bloodwork was fine, but it was always in the back of my mind. I had a follow up US at 32ish weeks and it was gone. Hang in there, it’s probably nothing!
ETA it was described to me as a calcium deposit and can be a marker for genetic problems. But it sounds like your risk is very low for that to happen
Post by somersault72 on Sept 9, 2020 6:09:28 GMT -5
I've been doing ultrasounds for 14 years and doctors used to make a bigger deal about EIFs. That has changed. Now if that's the only thing that showed up on the scan, none of the docs I work with even follow up on them. They CAN be a "soft marker" for a genetic condition like trisomy 21, but since the rest of your ultrasound was normal AND your NIPT was low risk, it sounds like it's just of those things.