Heart Institute Fetal Heart Program

Our expert team provides comprehensive diagnostic care, including fetal echocardiogram, and clinical management for families in the greater Tampa Bay area and beyond

When you learn that your unborn baby has a congenital heart defect, it’s important to receive expert care from a compassionate team that will help you understand your baby’s diagnosis and treatment options.

The fetal heart team at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, provides you and your unborn child with expert, personalized care that addresses your child’s individual needs, from your first appointment with us through your child’s birth. Our team provides a full spectrum of services, including fetal diagnostic testing and clinical management before, during and after delivery.

A congenital heart defect diagnosis brings many questions about the child’s birth, overall health and development, and the impact on the whole family. We work with you to explain your baby’s specific heart condition, answer all your questions and discuss treatment options to develop a care plan based on our experience and the best research available. 

We see patients in several locations including St. Petersburg and our Outpatient Care Centers in Tampa, Sarasota, Brandon, North Port, and Pasco. 

Why Choose Johns Hopkins All Children’s

The team includes board-certified pediatric cardiologists who work closely with our heart surgeons, fetal echocardiography sonographers and maternal-fetal medicine specialists.

Our approach to care is multidisciplinary. Our cardiologists work together with specialists throughout the hospital to provide care for both you and your baby.

If your baby needs surgery after birth, he or she will receive care from our cardiac critical care and neonatology teams. Your child may be cared for in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU) depending on their condition and needs.

Our NICU has a Level IV designation from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). This is the highest level available and indicates that we have the most advanced life support and monitoring technology to care for critically ill infants. Our CVICU also provides advanced critical care from a team comprised of pediatric cardiologists, heart surgeons, cardiac critical care physicians, respiratory therapists and other pediatric experts.

Your first appointment with us will include a fetal echocardiogram to accurately diagnose your baby’s heart condition before birth. Our fetal echocardiography program is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for fetal echocardiography, pediatric transthoracic echocardiography and pediatric transesophageal echocardiography. Our experienced fetal echocardiography sonographers are certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) specifically in fetal echocardiography.

You can also learn more about our heart surgery program’s outcomes by viewing our Patient Safety & Quality section. The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute is committed to sharing our experience, outcomes and safety measures to help you decide what’s right for your child. 

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Meet Our Team

Meet the fetal cardiology experts who care for our patients at Johns Hopkins All Children’s.

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About our Fetal Heart Program

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For more information or to make an appointment, please give us a call at the phone number below. We serve patients in the greater Tampa Bay area and beyond.

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Our Locations

We offer fetal echocardiograms and consultations in several locations: