Fetal and Perinatal Cardiology Program

Fetal cardiology provides evaluation and management of the fetal heart for anatomic abnormalities, rhythm problems, and cardiac problems that might arise from obstetric situations. This program, developed in 1988, is under the direction of Jennifer A. Johnson, DO.

The Fetal Echocardiography Program provides the following comprehensive services:

  • Diagnostic fetal echocardiograms
    • Ultrasound examinations can be performed after 16 weeks’ gestation
      • Abnormal heart anatomy and function
      • Abnormal heart anatomy and function
  • Management and therapy
    • Medical therapy can be instituted even before delivery of the baby
    • Recommendations and plans regarding delivery of the baby are made to allow for the smoothest transition from fetal to neonatal life
  • Parent/family counseling
    • If any fetal problems beyond the heart are detected, consultation with the Fetal Diagnostic and Treatment Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is available
    • Referral to other specialists involved in many fields such as ultrasound, neonatology, urology, surgery, neurosurgery, high-risk obstetrics and genetics

Referral Requirements

Referrals are required from primary care physicians or other Children’s Hospital specialty services. Referrals for patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans also may require authorization from the insurance provider and primary care physician. All necessary referral and authorization forms must be received before the patient’s visit. For appointments, accurate provider numbers or more information, please call the office number listed.

Doctors

Locations

Jennifer A Johnson, DO

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Mark DeBrunner, MD

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Stacey E. Drant, MD

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David Ezon, MD

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Francis Michael McCaffrey, MD

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Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, FAAC, FSCAI

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Sandhya Rhea Ramlogan, MD

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  • Fetal and Perinatal Cardiology Program

    Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
    300 Halket St.
    Floor 1, Room 1683
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    412-641-4107
  • Specialty Care Center Chippewa

    2580 Constitution Blvd.
    Beaver Falls, PA 15010
    724-773-6851
  • Specialty Care Center Erie at Magee–Womens, UPMC Hamot

    Magee–Womens, UPMC Hamot
    118 East 2nd Street
    W1150
    Erie, PA 16507
    814-877-8701
  • Specialty Care Center Hermitage

    875 North Hermitage Rd.
    Hermitage, PA 16148
    724-347-4596
  • Specialty Care Center Johnstown

    865 Eisenhower Blvd.
    Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15904
    814-266-8840
  • Altoona Regional Medical Center

    620 Howard Ave.
    Altoona, PA 16602
    814-889-2709
  • Dubois Medical Arts Building

    145 Hospital Ave.
    Suite 102
    DuBois, PA 15801
    814-375-3569