Our fetal cardiology service at Evelina London Children’s Hospital has an international reputation for diagnosing and managing heart problems in babies before birth and is one of the largest fetal cardiology units in Europe. We are recognised for our pioneering work in developing new interventional techniques and advanced imaging.

Fetal cardiology enables us to identify heart problems such as congenital heart disease before birth, ensuring that your baby gets the right treatment as early as possible. Our paediatric cardiologists use the latest technologies for diagnosis and can help you plan for your pregnancy and delivery.

A team of experts behind every pregnancy

We bring together specialists in fetal imaging, fetal medicine, obstetrics and cardiac surgery. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, our consultants are leaders in their field, dedicated to achieving optimal outcomes for you and your child.

Every year we:

  • evaluate over 6,000 pregnancies and assess about 2,000 high-risk pregnancies
  • diagnose over 300 babies with cardiac conditions before birth
  • deliver over 150 babies on-site so that the right care is immediately available

As Evelina London is at the same location as St Thomas’ Hospital, we can provide care for mother and baby on one site. This means that we can provide specialist treatments, such as children’s cardiac surgery, soon after birth while taking care of mothers on our maternity ward if needed.

Pregnant woman lying on a bed

Diagnosing heart problems before birth

Our specialists at Evelina London have pioneered the most advanced imaging technologies to safely see babies’ hearts while in the womb, for early diagnosis of heart problems before birth. This enables us to plan the best treatment for your baby.

Our experts can provide:

  • early fetal heart scans from 12-13 weeks to provide early diagnosis
  • our world-first 3D fetal cardiac MRI scan to improve diagnostic accuracy in selected cases
  • fetal heart intervention in highly selected cases
A 3D MRI scan of a fetal heart

Our fetal cardiology experts

Our fetal cardiology specialists work in multidisciplinary teams to provide access to the full breadth of clinical services ensuring high quality expertise and specialist care.