Fetal Echocardiogram, Heart, News

Preparing for a baby with a heart condition

Imagine yourself in the shoes of an expectant couple visiting their OB/GYN for their 20-week pregnancy ultrasound. Thrilled to see tiny images of your baby on the screen, the mood changes as the ultrasound sonographer notices something abnormal. You go through a roller coaster of emotions as you learn the health of your baby is…

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Electrocardiogram, Fetal Echocardiogram, Heart, Tele-Echocardiogram

Quality children’s cardiology care close to home across Kentucky and Southern Indiana

Southern Indiana are getting the sophisticated pediatric heart care available at Norton Children’s without having to leave their hometown. Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, has an extensive network offering pediatric cardiology testing and follow-up care at 16 cardiology offices, 30 tele-echocardiography locations and six fetal echocardiography locations across Southern…

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CICU, Fetal Echocardiogram, Heart, Heart Failure, Long QT Syndrome

Girl with rare form of long QT syndrome thriving after specialized heart care

Parents Lena and Sixtus Iwu say that looking at their 5-month-old daughter Eleanor, you wouldn’t know what she’s been through with a congenital heart condition. The growing, active child born in December has a rare form of long QT syndrome. Her parents and physicians are amazed by how Eleanor continually has defied the odds against…

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Fetal Echocardiogram, Heart, Tele-Echocardiogram

A fetal echocardiogram can detect heart issues early

Eight years ago, only about a third of babies who had heart surgery at Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville were diagnosed before birth. Among those children were babies who had very serious, complex heart defects that possibly could have been found on prenatal ultrasound. We set out to improve the chances that babies with complex…

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Fetal Echocardiogram, Surgery

What is congenital diaphragmatic hernia?

Diaphragmatic hernia is a hole in the diaphragm caused by a birth defect. The diaphragm is the large muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. In a diaphragmatic hernia, organs such as intestines, spleen, stomach and liver move through the hole in the diaphragm into a baby’s chest. A hernia is a condition in…

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