A fetal echocardiogram is very similar to the ultrasound you may have had in your obstetrician’s office. It is an advanced diagnostic test that uses ultrasonic waves to create a moving picture of the baby’s heart. These pictures are used to detect cardiac conditions such as congenital heart disease in a baby as early as the 18th gestational week.
A highly trained fetal echocardiography technician will place a small camera (a transducer) and gel on your abdomen while you lay down.
Our pediatric fetal experts, with these images, with these images, can view the structure, function and rhythm of a baby’s heart. They will provide you with an in-depth consultation to discuss the results of the rest and, if necessary, design a plan of care along with your provider obstetrician and maternal fetal medicine provider.
Most commonly seen prenatal cardiac diagnoses include:
For additional information or make a referral, please feel free to contact our Regional Fetal Evaluation Center at (215) 427-5521.