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The Fetal Cardiology Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado specializes in congenital heart diseases (heart conditions present at or before birth) in the unborn baby.
Our program includes:
During your first visit, you will meet with a fetal cardiologist who specializes in congenital heart disease. Moms will also receive a fetal echocardiogram, which is a safe, noninvasive ultrasound performed to evaluate your unborn baby's heart.
If a heart problem is identified in your unborn baby, further services we provide include:
After delivery, your baby will be cared for at the Heart Institute within Children’s Hospital Colorado. Should your newborn require surgery, our cardiothoracic surgeons can perform even the most complex surgery for congenital heart disease.
Congenital heart disease is the most common disorder of newborns, affecting one out of every 100 babies. Prenatal screening for heart disease can optimize your unborn baby’s health, medical care and delivery.
Our Fetal Cardiology Program is the only one of its kind in Colorado, with specialized training in the detection of heart abnormalities in unborn babies. Doctors in our program have the unique ability to examine the fetal heart as early as 14 weeks gestation, and then care for that child through adulthood.
Fetal cardiologists from the Heart Institute work closely with maternal-fetal and neonatal specialists at the Colorado Institute for Maternal and Fetal Health, a comprehensive maternal-fetal program serving the special needs of mothers and newborns. This program is built on more than 30 years of partnership between University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado School of Medicine. Learn more about this program for expectant mothers.