Fetal Cardiovascular Program
The Fetal Cardiovascular Program is a collaborative effort between the MFM physicians and the pediatric cardiologists and pediatric cardiovascular surgeons at CHKD. This comprehensive program involves screening pregnant women who are at risk for fetal congenital heart disease, and, referring pregnant women with fetal cardiovascular malformations for delivery at SNGH, with care of the newborn at CHKD. The program draws referrals from an 80 mile radius and has shown consistent increase in volume over the past 3-4 years. The MFM faculty is recognized internationally for their expertise in fetal echocardiography. Discussions are currently underway to create a Fetal Cardiovascular Center which will draw referrals from a wider geographic area.