An ultrasonographer and patient.

Fetal Cardiovascular Center

Advancing prenatal clinical care for fetal congenital heart disease.

Lifesaving research

A staggering 40,000 babies are born with a heart defect each year in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. We’re working to address that issue.

Our investigators are using high-tech ultrasound tools to conduct cutting-edge research in fetal cardiovascular diseases and placental function. With these new discoveries, we hope to develop improved therapies for fetal congenital heart disease.

Dr. Alfred Abuhamad performs an ultrasound on a patient.

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Dr. Alfred Abuhamad performs an ultrasound.

Expertise in fetal echocardiography and ultrasound

Our faculty are renowned for their prenatal diagnosis of fetal congenital heart disease and research in fetal cardiovascular disease.

Alfred Abuhamad, MD, President, Provost, and Dean of the School of Medicine, Mason C. Andrews Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is leading a $2.725 million NIH study that aims to identify early signs of pregnancy complications within the placenta. He has also authored two fetal echocardiography textbooks, one of which has received international acclaim.

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