Fetal Echocardiography

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Fetal Echocardiography

Fetal echocardiography is a test similar to an ultrasound. This exam allows us as doctors to better see the structure and function of your unborn child’s heart. It’s typically done in the second trimester, between weeks 16 to 18.

The exam uses sound waves that “echo” off of the structures of the fetus’ heart. A machine analyzes these sound waves and creates a picture, or echocardiogram, of their heart’s interior.