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Fetal Heart Program

Fetal Heart Program

Depending on your personal and family history of congenital health conditions, you may benefit from consulting with the children’s cardiac specialists with the Fetal Heart Program at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Oklahoma Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Early Detection & Treatment of Congenital Heart Issues

Finding and treating heart abnormalities before or immediately after your baby’s birth helps you provide appropriate care and helps your newborn enjoy an active and productive life well into adulthood.

That’s how you benefit from Oklahoma’s most comprehensive, multidisciplinary program for fetal cardiac care. When you participate in the Fetal Heart Program, you can take advantage of the focused, coordinated approach to early detection and treatment of congenital heart abnormalities that may affect you and your baby.

Multidisciplinary Approach to Fetal Heart Care

At Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, you gain access to physicians and specialists from multiple healthcare disciplines. These highly trained experts contribute their knowledge and skills in many areas, such as:

Every member of your Oklahoma Children's Hospital care team focuses on helping you and your baby reach the best possible outcomes for your specific situation.

Through the multidisciplinary approach at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital and the continuous support of an expert fetal heart program team, you receive a fully coordinated care plan and ongoing communication about what you can expect related to surgery, hospitalization and long-term outcomes following baby’s delivery.

Family-Centered Care for Long-Term Success

As a full member of the Fetal Heart Program team at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, you benefit from family-centered education and counseling, including recommendations and information about treatment options to carry you and your child throughout your lives.

Your Fetal Heart Program Team

Along with OU Health maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists, your care team may involve fetal cardiologists, cardiac intensivists, cardiac anesthesiologists, pediatric electrophysiologists and specialized nurses – all dedicated to your and your child’s well-being.

To help you and your baby before, during and after birth, you also may collaborate with specialists from related healthcare disciplines such as general surgery, genetics, neurology, neuroradiology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, ear-nose-throat care, plastic/reconstructive surgery, radiology, urology and patient services.