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Most pregnant women have fetal ultrasounds in the course of their pregnancies. If a basic (level one) ultrasound shows the possibility of heart abnormalities, a more detailed cardiac ultrasound (fetal echo) can correctly diagnose your baby’s heart defect. In addition, an advanced general (level two) ultrasound at Boston Children’s Hospital's Advanced Fetal Care Center (AFCC) can detect other anomalies, if these are present:
Some combination (not necessarily all) of the following medical tests will be used to diagnose HLHS and its related defects in a newborn:
The Heart Care Center at Boston Children’s is one of the largest pediatric heart programs in the United States. Our staff of more than 80 pediatric cardiac specialists cares for thousands of children and adults with congenital and acquired heart defects each year, from simple to complex cases. We have experience treating rare heart problems—with results that are among the best in the world.
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.”