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Fetal Cardiology

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Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect in children, affecting nearly 1 in every 100 newborns in the U.S. If your unborn baby is diagnosed with a congenital heart condition, our specially trained pediatric cardiologists will work closely with your family to plan and make thoughtful decisions about your treatment options.

Cardiac care for your baby.

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.

We provide advanced diagnostics and management of congenital heart disease in unborn babies. Our services include fetal echocardiography, which allows our pediatric cardiologists to identify many heart abnormalities as early as the 12th week of pregnancy in some cases. 

Through early fetal diagnosis, we're able to work with your family, doctors and other caregivers to create a personalized plan of care before birth, improving outcomes. 

Locations/Contact Us

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Heart Center
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St.
Suite 5200
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-3850
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Cardiology, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital
6505 Market St., Building A
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Fax: 330-629-7620
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Our Doctors/Providers

Chandrakant R. Patel
Chandrakant R. Patel, MD

Director, Maternal-Fetal Cardiology; Pediatric Cardiologist