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    Can congenital heart disease be diagnosed while the baby is still inside the womb?

    I am currently 12 weeks pregnant and I would like to know if this condition can be diagnosed before my baby is born through routine scans.
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  • Dr Sylvia Chen

    Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

    Dr Chen is a Specialist Cardiologist in Adult Congenital Heart Disease and in Cardiovascular MRI. She trained in Royal Brompton and University College Hospitals, London. … View Profile

    Yes, congenital heart disease can be diagosed in fetal life. I would suggest that you have a fetal ultrasound at 20 weeks to check the baby. 

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