Fetal Cardiology Referrals

When to Obtain a Fetal Cardiology Consult

As per the recent American Society of Echocardiography paper (Moon-Grady et. al.) published in July 2023, the following are the indications to obtain Fetal Cardiology consult that includes a comprehensive fetal echocardiogram.

Maternal conditions:

  • Pregestational diabetes
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Autoimmune disease: SSA/SSB positive antibodies
  • In vitro fertilization
  • Maternal infection: rubella
  • Family history of someone born with a heart defect
  • If the mother is taking following medications: Retinoids, ACE inhibitors (enalapril, lisinopril, captopril), Paroxetine, Anticonvulsants, Lithium

Fetal conditions:

  • Fetal hydrops
  • Extracardiac anomalies (defects in other organs in fetus)
  • Chromosomal abnormalities (genetic defects)
  • Monochorionic twin pregnancy
  • Increased Nuchal translucency

Please call us at 901-287-7159 to schedule the appointment.