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Cardiac Scan

Cardiac Scan

During the nuchal scan (11-13 weeks), the anomaly scan (20-24 weeks) and wellbeing scan (30-34 weeks) we routinely examine the fetal heart and connecting blood vessels.

A specialist examination of the fetal heart is recommended for:

Women with family history of congenital heart abnormalities, those with diabetes mellitus and those taking antiepileptic drugs
Fetuses with suspected heart defect and those with increased nuchal translucency or certain non-cardiac abnormalities detected during the routine scans
Specialist fetal heart scans at the Fetal Medicine Centre are carried out by Professor Julene Carvalho, who is a Consultant in Fetal and Paediatric Cardiology at the Royal Brompton Hospital. The scans are usually performed from 18 weeks of gestation, but can be undertaken from as early as 13 weeks if necessary.

If an abnormality is found, a detailed explanation of the problem and the outlook for the baby will be provided to the parents and a plan for the subsequent management of the pregnancy will be discussed.

What is the price for the Cardiac scan?

Please see list of all our prices on Treatment fees section