The multidisciplinary team at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital has expertise in the early diagnosis and management of fetal heart conditions, including congenital heart defects, heart muscle disease or infection, arrhythmias, and other cardiac disorders. We specialize in prenatal diagnosis, using fetal echocardiography to examine the heart while the baby is still in utero. We also offer counseling, support and resources to help expectant parents every step of the way.
As part of our comprehensive care for the whole family, our pediatric cardiologists work closely with University of Chicago obstetricians, neonatologists and experts in maternal-fetal medicine. If necessary, our collaborative surgical and interventional cardiology teams are prepared to operate on newborns within the first hours of life.