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Fetal Cardiology

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Overview

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

Contact Fetal Cardiology

330-543-8521

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Heart Center
Akron Children's Hospital
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St.
Level 5
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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Cardiology, North Canton
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Canton
6076 Whipple Avenue NW
Akron Children's Health Center
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Chandrakant R. Patel
Chandrakant R. Patel, MD

Director, Maternal-Fetal Cardiology; Pediatric Cardiologist

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Physicians/Providers:

Wasim Khan, MD

Director, Advanced Cardiac Imaging; Pediatric Cardiologist

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Christine Tracy, MD, FACC

Pediatric Cardiologist

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