Maternal-Fetal Cardiology Program

Akron Children's Maternal-Fetal Cardiology program, which is part of the Heart Center, provides diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease in unborn babies. Read More...

Patel Chandrakant R.
Chandrakant R. Patel, MD
Director, Maternal-Fetal Cardiology

Khan Wasim
Wasim Khan, MD
Director, Advanced Cardiac Imaging

Conditions We Treat

Conditions we treat
Here are some of the conditions treated in this department. Select a condition to get more information and resources: Trisomy 15.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?
  • Almost 1 in every 100 newborns in the U.S. is born with a congenital heart disease.
  • Akron Children's Maternal-Fetal Cardiology Program performs approximately 700 fetal echocardiographies each year.
  • Akron Children's Hospital is accredited in the areas of pediatric and fetal echocardiography by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories, a quality control organization.


Meet Our Patients



While it may be frightening to learn your unborn child has a heart defect, with early detection, most children with heart problems can enjoy happy and healthy futures.

Akron Children's Heart Center offers a range of maternal-fetal cardiology services, including fetal echocardiography, which allows our cardiologists to identify many heart abnormalities as early as the 12th or 20th week of pregnancy.

Through early fetal diagnosis, we are able to work with the family, doctors and other caregivers to create a plan of care before birth, improving patient outcomes. 


Patient Family Resources

We know you must have many questions about your pregnancy. We hope you find these articles helpful.

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Maternal-Fetal Cardiology Program
our locations

Akron Children's Hospital
Heart Center
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St., Suite 5200
Akron , OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-8521
Alt. Phone: 1-866-230-3463 (toll free)
Fax: 330-543-3850
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