Fetal Heart Program

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No other program in the state offers UVA’s breadth of services for congenital heart defects, including maternal-fetal medicine, neonatology, infant and pediatric cardiology and pediatric cardiovascular surgery. 

Infant heart conditions we treat include:

  • Absent pulmonary valve
  • Anomalous coronary artery
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Atrioventricular canal defect
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD)
  • Pediatric cardiomyopathy
  • Coarctation of the aorta (COA)
  • Coronary artery fistula
  • Double aortic arch
  • Double-outlet right ventricle
  • Ebstein's anomaly
  • Fetal arrhythmias, including atrial flutter and supraventricular tachycardia
  • Fetal cardiac dysfunction
  • Heart block
  • Heart murmurs
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)
  • Interrupted aortic arch
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Myocarditis
  • Patent ductus arteriosis (PDA)
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary atresia
  • Pulmonary hypertension in babies (PPHN)
  • Pulmonary stenosis
  • Single ventricle anomalies
  • Tetralogy of fallot (TOF)
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR)
  • Transpostion of the great arteries (TGA)
  • Tricuspid atresia (TA)
  • Truncus arteriosus
  • Vascular ring
  • Ventricular septal defect (VSD)

Fetal Cardiology: A Range of Advanced Treatments

Our experts perform a range of surgeries and procedures to treat infant heart problems, including:

  • Aortic arch repair
  • Arterial switch 
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD) repair
  • BT shunt
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Coarctation repair
  • ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation)
  • Fontan procedure for single ventricle anomalies
  • Glenn procedure for tricuspid atresia
  • Heart rhythm surgery
  • Heart transplant
  • Norwood procedure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) implantation 
  • PDA closure
  • Tetralogy of fallot repair
  • Valve repair/replacement
  • Ventricular assist device (VAD)
  • Ventricular septal defect (VSD) repair

Our program also offers at-home monitoring for babies with complex single ventricle defects. This is part of a national quality initiative to help improve the survival of patients.

Check for congenital conditions during pregnancy

Learn about our 3D fetal echo ultrasound