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Fetal heart care at Dell Children’s

Pediatric heart specialists at Dell Children’s at Ascension Seton diagnose and deliver advanced care for babies with a fetal heart condition.

Ascension Dell Children'sWhen your baby has a fetal heart condition, you want the best care for your child. At Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease at Dell Children's Medical Center at Ascension Seton, our pediatric cardiologists diagnose and treat even the most complex fetal cardiac conditions. This is the only comprehensive children’s heart center in Central Texas. Our nationally recognized pediatric cardiovascular team delivers advanced specialty care, including heart surgery for the tiniest of patients. Our goal is to deliver advanced care to help improve your child's heart function. Only in Austin. Only at Dell Children’s.

Fetal heart conditions we diagnose and treat include:

  • Aortic, mitral and pulmonary stenosis (narrowing of the valve opening)
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD), known as a hole in the heart
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Heart block (when the electrical signal in the heart is blocked)
  • Heart failure
  • Heart rhythm disorders
  • Heart tumors
  • Heart valve disease
  • Mitral valve regurgitation (insufficiency)
  • Pericardial effusion (buildup of fluid around the heart)
  • Single ventricle defects
  • Tetralogy of Fallot (rare combination of four heart defects)

A team specialized in fetal heart care

When you choose the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease for you and your baby’s care, you get a multispecialty team — from diagnosis, through pregnancy, delivery and beyond. Your care team may include OB-GYNs, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, pediatric cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, critical care specialists, hospitalists, anesthesiologists, perfusionists, nurses, social workers, dietitians and more. Your care team works together to create an individualized care plan that’s right for you and your baby.

Babies born with congenital heart disease receive 24/7 care by specialists at the pediatric cardiac care unit located within Dell Children’s Medical Center at Ascension Seton. This unit is dedicated to delivering highly specialized cardiac care to infants.

CALL — 855-324-0091

Pediatric heart care backed by research

The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease at Dell Children's Medical Center is a collaboration between Dell Children’s Medical Center at Ascension Seton and UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.

Get a second opinion from a pediatric cardiovascular specialist

Get the confidence and peace of mind that your doctor and care plan are right for your child and family. It's easy to get a second opinion at Dell Children’s Medical Center at Ascension Seton. We can review your medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our doctors about a personalized care plan.

When you have been told your baby has a heart condition, there’s a lot to think about. We can discuss both therapeutic or surgical treatment plans. Our team of highly experienced fetal heart specialists can provide you with a second opinion based on experience and as part of an integrated national network of care.

Before your appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered. We can request your medical records from your doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.

CALL — 855-324-0091

Refer a patient to a pediatric specialist

Your patients can expect compassionate, personalized care from the moment our specialists connect with them. Our pediatric specialists start by listening to fully understand their needs and to develop an individualized care plan. To make a doctor referral, please call 855-324-0091.