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

"We can really make a difference for children with aortic valve stenosis. For many kids, undergoing (catheterization) means they're very likely to get through childhood without ever needing surgery on

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Birth Defects and Congenital Anomalies

A birth defect is a health problem or a physical abnormality that a baby has at birth. It can be very mild or severe. Some birth defects are life-threatening, in which case a baby may only live for a

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Cardiac Tumor

Overview A cardiac tumor is a growth that develops in the heart. The majority of cardiac tumors are benign, meaning they are non-cancerous and are not likely to spread. See why we're #1 Boston

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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)

If a prenatal ultrasound has revealed that your baby will be born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)—or if your infant has been diagnosed with HLHS—an understanding of the condition will help

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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 artery

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