Fetal Cardiology Program | Our Approach

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Boston Children's Hospital’s Fetal Cardiology Program first made history in 2001, when a team of Boston Children's pediatric cardiologists, with maternal-fetal medicine specialists at Brigham and Women's Hospital, opened a narrowed heart valve while a fetus was still in the mother's womb. The baby, born two months later, did well after birth and continues to thrive. Boston Children’s has remained at the forefront of fetal cardiac care and has performed more 185 fetal cardiac interventions.

At Boston Children’s Heart Center, our treatment is informed by our research. This means that your baby is supported by our cardiovascular researchers who are intensely focused on improving our understanding and treatment of heart defects and disorders that affect unborn infants and children. Our clinical and basic scientists work together to quickly move discoveries to the bedside, so you have access to the most advanced care possible. 

Much of our work focuses on hypoplastic left heart syndrome — its treatment and its prevention. Recent fetal cardiac research studies at Boston Children’s include:

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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