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Fetal Echocardiogram

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Fetal echocardiography is a type of imaging study that enables physicians to visualize the heart of the fetus before birth.

During a fetal echocardiogram, a probe that transmits and receives sound waves is used to generate real-time, moving images of the fetal heart. It is performed in similar fashion to a normal echocardiogram or obstetrical ultrasound.

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Reasons for a Fetal Echocardiogram

Understanding a Fetal Echocardiogram

Description of the Fetal Echocardiogram

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Last Updated: 01/2014