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Fetal Cardiology Program at Texas Children’s Fetal Center

Since the 1980s, Texas Children’s Fetal Cardiology Program has provided comprehensive fetal cardiac care to expecting families when there is a concern for or risk of heart disease in the fetus. This care includes diagnosis, counseling, delivery planning and then transition to treatment at Texas Children’s Heart Center® after birth. Our collaborative model allows patients to receive the best care from a team of specialists all in one location within Texas Children’s Fetal Center®.

Why Choose Texas Children’s?

Texas Children’s Fetal Cardiology team has immense expertise and experience in fetal cardiology given our long history and high volume. We currently have 14 fetal cardiology providers highly trained in fetal cardiac imaging. Having seen so many fetuses through gestation, delivery and cardiology and cardiovascular surgical care from infancy through adulthood gives us unique insight and ability to make highly accurate diagnoses and prognoses.

As part of the Heart Center, ranked #1 in the nation for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News and World Report, we provide families with seamless access to postnatal care including surgery, critical care and outpatient services.

Supporting and preparing the family are important focuses for our team. With this in mind, our Fetal Cardiology Program partners with other Texas Children’s departments to provide comprehensive diagnosis, monitoring and educational resources including a high-risk prenatal class for families expecting an immediate transfer to intensive or inpatient care.

We strive to develop new cutting-edge treatments and therapies for fetal cardiac anomalies and have many promising clinical trials and research efforts in progress. Several of our staff are members of the Fetal Heart Society and other notable organizations that participate in international fetal cardiac studies.