Fetal Echocardiography (Heart Scan)
Heart abnormalities affect 1:100 babies. The vast majority of cardiac abnormalities (75%) can be detected at 20-22 weeks by sonologists trained in fetal cardiac scanning. A detailed examination of the fetal heart and connecting vessels is carried. We offer this scan as part of the routine 20-22 week scan, but especially recommend this scan for women with a family history of heart abnormalities, previous baby affected by a heart abnormality, or where increased nuchal translucency had been found at the 11-14 week scan.