Fetal Heart Program

  • Fetal Tele-Echocardiography Program

    The Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s offers a remote fetal tele-echocardiography service, which enables a hospital or clinic to transmit live echocardiographic images to an attending cardiologist from external facilities utilizing high-speed phone lines or the internet.

    The program allows remote hospitals and clinics to:

    • Defer patient transfer for those patients not in need of tertiary care
    • Allow the Heart Institute team to more effectively assess patient care options
    • Provide 24 / 7 access to internationally recognized consultative expertise

    Faster Access to World-Class Care

    Patients benefiting from this service are pregnant women carrying fetuses at risk  of or with cardiovascular abnormalities. The program provides much greater convenience and faster, easier access to highly specialized fetal echocardiography services.

    The Fetal Tele-Echocardiography Program provides immediate, actionable information that improves outcomes. The Fetal Heart Program cardiologists at the Heart Institute have more than 40 years of combined experience and perform more than 1,000 fetal cardiac evaluations annually.

    Contact Us

    For more information about the Fetal Heart Program, or to schedule a consultation, call:

    Dana McBride
    Program Coordinator, Fetal Heart Program
    Phone: 513-636-9931
    Toll free 1-800-344-2462 ext. 6-9931
    Fax: 513-636-9747
    Email: dana.mcbride@cchmc.org

 
 
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  • Erik Michelfelder, MD, Director, Fetal Heart Program, reviews a fetal echo through fetal tele-echocardiography.

    Erik Michelfelder, MD, director of the Fetal Heart Program, reviews a fetal echo.

    Fetal Tele-Echocardiography Program

    Erik Michelfelder, MD, Director, Fetal Heart Program, reviews a fetal echo through fetal tele-echocardiography.

    Erik Michelfelder, MD, director of the Fetal Heart Program, reviews a fetal echo through fetal tele-echocardiography.

  • Fetal Heart Program

    Learn more about the Fetal Heart Program, including clinic, contact and scheduling information.

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