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In the United States, nearly one of every 100 babies is born with a congenital heart disorder, according to the Children’s Heart Foundation.
With modern ultrasound technology and fetal cardiac expertise, we can now identify many heart defects before a child is born. Obstetricians can refer their pregnant patients to a pediatric cardiologist for a special ultrasound — called a fetal echocardiogram — to check the baby’s heart.
Pediatric cardiologists have special training in performing echocardiograms to diagnose congenital heart disease as early as 18 weeks’ gestation.
A pediatric cardiologist or specially trained pediatric sonographer will perform a fetal echocardiogram to examine your baby’s heart.
After the echo, you will meet with a pediatric cardiologist to discuss the results.
If we find a heart condition after the fetal echo, the pediatric cardiologist will work closely with your obstetrician to create a plan for more testing and delivery.
We'll stay in close contact with you and your obstetric team until your baby arrives.
The Fetal Cardiology Program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC provides a host of support services for parents facing the diagnosis of congenital heart disease in their child.
We may also refer you to the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital for the following services:
To request an appointment or consult at the Fetal Cardiology Program, call 412-692-5540.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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