Understanding Fetal Echocardiography 

Fetal Echocardiography is a specialized ultrasound test that provides detailed images of the fetal heart. This non-invasive diagnostic tool is crucial for assessing the heart's structure, function, and rhythm while the baby is in the womb. It is particularly recommended for pregnancies at risk of congenital heart defects, such as those with a family history of heart conditions, maternal diabetes, or when anomalies are suspected during a routine prenatal ultrasound.









Why Choose Gunasheela for Fetal Echocardiography?

Gunasheela Surgical and Maternity Hospital offers advanced Fetal Echocardiography services, conducted by our team of skilled sonographers and perinatal cardiologists. Our facility is equipped with the latest ultrasound technology, ensuring high-quality imaging and accurate diagnosis.

Highlights of
Gunasheela’s Fetal Echocardiography 

Advanced Imaging Technology: State-of-the-art ultrasound machines for high-resolution fetal cardiac imaging.

Non-Invasive and Safe: A safe procedure for both mother and fetus, with no exposure to ionizing radiation.

Expert Perinatal Cardiologists: Our specialists are highly trained in fetal cardiac anatomy and pathology.

Informed Decision Making: Providing parents with essential information about their baby’s heart health.

Early Detection of Heart Defects: Identifying potential heart issues early in the pregnancy for better planning and management.

Collaborative Care Approach: Working closely with obstetricians and neonatologists for integrated prenatal and postnatal care.

Comprehensive Cardiac Assessment: Detailed evaluation of the fetal heart structure, rhythm, and function.

Patient Education and Counseling: Offering guidance and support to expectant parents throughout the diagnostic process.

Risk Assessment for High-Risk Pregnancies: Ideal for expectant mothers with risk factors for congenital heart defects.

Accessible and Convenient Services: Available at our locations in Bengaluru, Mysuru, and Bellary.

The Gunasheela Edge in Fetal Echocardiography

At Gunasheela Surgical and Maternity Hospital, we recognize the importance of advanced fetal cardiac assessment for the well-being of both mother and child. Our approach to Fetal Echocardiography combines cutting-edge technology with the expertise of our dedicated medical team, ensuring comprehensive and compassionate care. Choosing Gunasheela for Fetal Echocardiography means placing your trust in a team committed to providing accurate diagnosis and supportive care, helping to ensure the best possible outcomes for your baby. Our dedication to excellence in fetal cardiac care is a testament to our commitment to the highest standards of maternal-fetal medicine.


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FAQs and Answers

Fetal echocardiography is an ultrasound test performed during pregnancy to evaluate the structure, function, and rhythm of the fetal heart. It provides detailed images of the baby's heart.

It's performed to detect congenital heart defects early in pregnancy, assess the heart's function, and plan for any necessary care or intervention after birth.

It's usually performed between 18 to 24 weeks of gestation, but it can be done earlier or later in the pregnancy if there's a suspected heart defect or a high risk of heart abnormalities.

4. Who needs fetal echocardiography?
Answer: It's recommended for pregnancies at increased risk of fetal heart defects, including those with a family history of congenital heart disease, maternal diabetes, certain infections during pregnancy, or if abnormalities were noted on a routine prenatal ultrasound.

Similar to a routine ultrasound, a transducer is moved over the mother's abdomen to produce images of the fetal heart. The procedure is non-invasive and does not require anesthesia.

Yes, it is a safe procedure for both the mother and the fetus. Ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation, and there's no evidence it harms developing fetuses.

While it can detect most major congenital heart defects, it might not catch all minor abnormalities. Its accuracy can depend on the fetus's position, gestational age, and the equipment used.

If a defect is found, the information can help parents and doctors plan for the baby's care after birth. In some cases, it may be possible to treat the condition while the baby is still in the womb.

While the primary purpose is to examine the heart, the baby's sex might be visible during the examination. However, determining the baby's sex isn't the goal of this test and is also a crime leading to stringent criminal proceedings.

The procedure typically takes about 30 to 60 minutes but can vary based on the clarity of the images and the complexity of the heart's anatomy.

Yes, a referral from your obstetrician or maternal-fetal medicine specialist is typically required, especially if your pregnancy is considered high risk.

Gunasheela Hospital provides comprehensive support, including counseling, access to pediatric cardiologists, and coordination with neonatal and pediatric surgical teams, ensuring families are fully supported through diagnosis, delivery, and beyond.

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