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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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