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Fetal Echocardiography

A fetal echocardiogram is a very detailed evaluation of your baby’s heart by a specialist in fetal echocardiography who is trained to use ultrasound to study the structure of your baby’s heart.

Sometimes routine ultrasounds detect abnormal fetal heart rhythms, fetal heart abnormalities or abnormalities of another major organ system. If one of these abnormalities or other risk factors is detected, your physician may recommend a fetal echocardiogram. Pregnant women who are at increased risk of giving birth to a baby with congenital heart disease should have a detailed fetal echocardiogram performed by a physician who is specially trained in fetal cardiac evaluation.

We provide urgent and elective fetal echocardiograms from 18 weeks to term to screen for structural, functional and rhythm-related fetal heart disease in at-risk or affected pregnancies, including indications of:

  • Abnormal general fetal ultrasound suggesting heart disease or dysrhythmia
  • Extracardiac defects
  • Increased nuchal translucency
  • Abnormal maternal serum screening
  • Maternal disease, such as diabetes, phenylketonuria (PKU), and collagen vascular and autoimmune disease
  • Maternal teratogen exposure
  • Family history of single gene disorders or congenital heart disease
  • Twin-twin transfusion syndrome

Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates

800 AJCH (8002524)