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Fetal Heart Program

Fetal Heart Program

Delivering expert care and accurate diagnoses as the nation’s first elite certified fetal cardiac monitoring program

Babies with complex congenital (from birth) heart conditions need special care. The Fetal Heart Program at Children’s Health℠ offers that care even before your baby is born. Our highly trained fetal cardiology experts offer access to state-of-the-art technology and proven treatment plans that lead to recognized outcomes.

Expert care for early diagnosis

Our dedicated fetal heart cardiologists work closely with parents, maternal-fetal specialists and an experienced care team to identify and diagnose congenital heart conditions with a high degree of accuracy. Our team routinely performs fetal echocardiograms – more than 400 every year – to assess your baby’s heart structure and function and determine how complex their condition is. Our goal is to give you the answers you need and develop a care plan tailored to mom and baby before, during and after birth.

Dallas

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Plano

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Tyler

214-456-1318

Regional Perinatal Center Midland

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Regional Perinatal Center Odessa

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Conditions We Treat

  • Aorto-Left Ventricular Fistulae
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve-Associated Aortopathy
  • Cardiac Tumors
  • Conduits, valved or nonvalved
  • Congenital Contractual Arachnodactyly (Beals-Hecht Syndrome)
  • Cyanotic Congenital Heart (all forms)
  • Double-Outlet Ventricle
  • Duchenne and Becker Dystrophinopathy
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Eisenmenger Syndrome
  • Endocarditis
  • Familial Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Infundibular Right Ventricular Outflow Obstruction of Significance
  • Interrupted Aortic Arch
  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
  • Myocarditis
  • MASS Phenotype
  • Mitral Atresia
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary Vascular Obstructive Diseases
  • Single Ventricle (also called double inlet or outlet, common or primitive
  • Sinus of Valsalva Fistula/Aneurysm
  • Sinus Venosus Atrial Septal Defect
  • Subvalvular or Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis (except HOCM)
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Patent Ductus Arteriosus

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Compassionate Care for Parents and Babies


We understand that discovering your baby has a heart condition can be frightening and overwhelming. Our pediatric experts are here to help you understand your baby’s diagnosis, and together, create a plan to ensure the best possible outcome.

Our team is highly trained in fetal heart imaging and can treat the most complex cases. We’re proud to be one of the first programs in the country to receive an elite certification monitoring from The Joint Commission. 

 

Customized, safe birthing plans to empower parents

Having a baby is a wonderful, exciting time. Although a complex congenital heart condition may add a layer of stress, our team is committed to developing a customized birthing plan that can help you and your baby have a safe and happy experience. Together, we’ll help you prepare for every step of your delivery – from finding the safest and most convenient hospital to touring the cardiac neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) so you know exactly what to expect once your baby arrives.

When they met with us and explained, in layman’s terms, what was happening with our baby's heart, it really put us at ease.
Christopher, patient parent

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