Obstetric and Fetal Medicine Management of the Fetus with Congenital Heart Disease

  • Fergus P. McCarthyEmail author
  • Pippa Kyle
  • Owen I. MillerEmail author


The Obstetric and Fetal Medicine management of the fetus with congenital heart disease is challenging and requires multidisciplinary care involving obstetric, midwifery and neonatology input in addition to the clinical care provided by paediatric cardiology services. This chapter discusses the principles of management for pregnant women following the diagnosis of congenital heart disease. Clear care pathways, good multi-disciplinary team work and frequent clear communication are required to optimise care and outcomes.


Obstetrics Multidisciplinary care Fetal medicine Karyotype Communication Congenital heart disease 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Women’s Health Academic Centre, King’s College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation TrustLondonUK
  3. 3.Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation TrustLondonUK

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