Fetal Cardiology

About Texas Children's

Texas Children’s Fetal Cardiology Program provides comprehensive fetal cardiac care to expecting families when there is a concern for or risk of heart disease in the fetus due to concerns identified by OB ultrasound, family history of congenital heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, or other indications. Our expert care includes diagnosis, counseling, delivery planning and monitoring, and seamless transition to newborn cardiac care. When clinically indicated, we are also able to seamlessly coordinate with other experts in our robust, multi-disciplinary Fetal Center.

As part of the Texas Children’s Heart Center, ranked #1 in the nation for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report, we provide families with seamless access to the highest-quality pediatric cardiac care including surgery, critical care and outpatient services. Texas Children’s extensive experience caring for the tiniest of patients through gestation, delivery and cardiology and cardiovascular surgical care, from infancy through adulthood, gives us unique insight and the ability to make highly accurate diagnoses and prognoses.

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Conditions & Services

Fetal Cardiology is the branch of medicine concerned with diseases and disorders of the heart originating in the fetal period. The fetal cardiology team at Texas Children’s Specialty Care Austin provides leading expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of fetal heart disease.

Fetal heart conditions we treat


  • Aortic arch hypoplasia and coarctaction of the aorta
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Aortopulmonary window flutter
  • Atrial flutter
  • Atrioventricular canal defect (atrioventricular septal defect)
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac tumors/masses
  • Cardiac dysfunction/cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Congenital heart block
  • Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries
  • Double inlet left ventricle
  • Double inlet right ventricle
  • Ebstein anomaly and dysplastic tricuspid valve
  • Ectopia cordis/pentology of Cantrell
  • Heterotaxy complex
  • Fetal aortic stenosis
  • Fetal cardiac arrhythmia
  • Fetal lupus/SSA disease
  • Genetid disorders associated with cardiac disease, including:
    • DiGeorge/chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome
    • Noonan syndrome
    • Trisomy 13
    • Trisomy 18
    • Trisomy 21
    • Turner syndrome
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)
  • Hypoplastic left heart complex
  • Interrupted aortic arch
  • Other single ventricle lesions
  • Pericardial effusions
  • Premature atrial contractions
  • Premature ventricular contractions
  • Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum
  • Pulmonary stenosis
  • Supraventricular tachycardias
  • Secondary heart effects from other anomalies such as:
    • Absence of the ductus venosus
    • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)
    • Gastroschisis
    • Hydrops
    • Omphalocele
    • Sacrococcygeal teratoma/vascular malformation
    • Twin-to-twin transfer syndrome (TTTS)
    • Twin reversed arterial perfusion (TRAP)
  • Ventricular septal defects
  • Vetricular tachycardia
  • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)/pulmonary atresia with VSD
  • Total and partial anomalous pulmonary venous return
  • Transposition of the great arteries
  • Tricuspid atresia
  • Truncus arteriosus