Fetal Cardiology Program | Conditions and Treatments

Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis is a procedure in which a small amount of amniotic fluid is drawn to test for certain chromosomal disorders and neural tube defects. Amniocentesis is: Indicated for pregnant women who...

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Aortic valve stenosis

What is aortic valve stenosis? The term “stenosis” describes an abnormal narrowing within a structure of the body. Aortic valve stenosis, therefore, refers to the narrowing of the heart’s aortic valve...

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Birth Defects and Congenital Anomalies

What are birth defects and congenital anomalies? About 3 to 4 percent of babies are born with some type of birth defect. A birth defect is a health problem or a physical abnormality. It can be very...

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Cardiac Tumor

What is a cardiac tumor? A cardiac tumor is a rare, abnormal growth that develops in the heart. The majority of cardiac tumors in children are benign, meaning they are non-cancerous and are unlikely...

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Heart Failure

"We make a commitment to our patients that we will leave no stone unturned to take care of a child with a heart condition. We will think outside the box, and we will look into any possible option that...

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Congenital Heart Defects

A congenital heart defect (CHD) is a heart problem that’s present at birth. It’s caused by improper development of the heart during fetal development. 1 percent of babies are born with a CHD. Nine out...

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Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)

What is hypoplastic left heart syndrome? Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) represents a spectrum of heart diseases in which the left-heart structures are underdeveloped. These structures include...

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Pulmonary Atresia

What is pulmonary atresia? Pulmonary atresia is type of heart defect that a baby is born with. It occurs when the pulmonary valve — normally located between the right ventricle and the pulmonary...

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