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Fetal Echocardiography

The Children’s Heart Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Center at Overlook Medical Center offers fetal echocardiography, which is an ultrasound test of the fetal heart.

What situations call for a fetal echo?
A pediatric cardiologist may order this test for many reasons, including:

  • Family history of congenital heart disease

  • Predisposed maternal conditions:
    • Advanced maternal age
    • Connective tissue disease
    • Diabetes
    • Isoimmunization

  • Environmental exposures:
    • Alcohol
    • Antihypertensives
    • Isotretinoin
    • Lithium
    • Oral contraceptives
    • Phenytoin, or dilantin
    • Recreational or illegal drugs
    • Rubella
    • Tocolytics

  • Abnormal pregnancy:
    • Abnormal amniotic fluid volume
    • Abnormal chromosomes
    • Abnormal fetal growth
    • Fetal cardiac arrhythmia, or irregular heart beat
    • Multiple gestation
    • Suspected fetal anomaly based on obstetric ultrasound

How is the test performed?
The equipment used to perform this test is similar to the equipment used to perform cardiac echocardiograms and routine prenatal ultrasounds. A pediatric cardiologist will be present for the test and will discuss the results with your obstetrician at the completion of the exam. There is no need to have a full bladder for this test.

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Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center
175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center
97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center
651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Atlantic Medical Group
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Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

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