Provided by the Center for Advanced Fetal Care – the Fetal Heart Program
Our main goal is optimal outcomes for patients diagnosed with fetal heart conditions.
Our physicians, specialists and nurses from maternal fetal medicine, neonatology and pediatrics work together to provide comprehensive care.
Early diagnosis and integrated management can help provide more options for structural heart disease, arrhythmias and coarctation.
Meet Faith Taylor – a healthy, happy toddler thanks to UMMC’s fetal heart program.
The Fetal Heart Program at The University of Maryland Medical Center is made up of a healthcare team that provides detailed evaluation, counseling and treatment for fetal heart conditions that may occur during pregnancy.
Heart problems in a developing baby may involve abnormal formation of the heart (congenital heart disease) or abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Sometimes, genetic disorders or chromosome conditions in the baby can lead to heart problems. Other times, health conditions in a mother, medications and other exposures may cause heart conditions in the baby. In many cases, we do not know why the heart forms abnormally.
Learn more about our Children's Heart Program and our Adult Congenital Heart Program.
Rakita Ames was 22 weeks pregnant when she learned her baby had a congenital heart defect. Once she was born, baby Maddison needed open heart surgery to correct her condition.
For more information about the fetal heart program and services please contact the Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Kim Greve, RN at: 410-328-3865
If you referred a patient for a fetal echocardiogram and require a copy of the results please contact the Center for Advanced Fetal Care: 410-328-3865
If you are a patient or provider and have questions for the physicians, please contact:
Shifa Turan, MD (CAFC)
Christopher Harman, MD (CAFC)
Alicia Chaves, MD
Sunjay Kaushal, PhD, MD
(pediatric cardiac surgery)
For additional information, or to make an appointment, please contact the center for Advanced Fetal Care at 410-328-3865.