Fetal echocardiogram

A fetal echocardiogram may be performed to evaluate the structure and function of the fetal heart. Family history of congenital heart disease, obesity, abnormal screening tests, and IVF are just a few of the clinical indications or reasons for a fetal echo.  We are able to evaluate the fetal heart for any problems with the heart walls, valves, vessels leading to and from the heart, and the heart’s function overall or pumping strength.  This study includes assessment of fetal cardiac structure and function.  Doppler studies are also performed to visualize blood flow and turbulence.