Fetal Cardiology Division

The fetal cardiology division at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi was launched in January 2008. The aim of this service is to create awareness among the medical community regarding the need and potential benefits of prenatal diagnosis of birth defects of the heart. This will provide the concerned families with more options for management rather than facing the trauma of making a decision after the baby is born. We offer a comprehensive approach to the patient including facilities for diagnosis, counseling and treatment of various types of heart problems in the developing fetus. We have state of the art equipment for fetal heart imaging including 4D STIC ultrasound technology for the fetal heart. We have pioneered the concept of prenatal diagnosis and planned perinatal care for fetuses with critical heart defects in India with onsite delivery and expedited neonatal cardiac care, all under one roof. We have a dedicated fetal cardiologist, counselor and a coordinator and we work in close liaison with the allied departments like obstetrics and gynecology, radiology, genetics, cardiac surgery and neonatology. We have also established out-reach services for fetal heart screening in high-risk obstetric units in Kerala.

Our Services

The department is visited by more than 25,000 patients per year. Our 24 x 7 in-hospital specialty services include emergency dialysis facility, cardiac pacing and emergency endoscopy.

Comprehensive fetal cardiac imaging
Counseling about treatment options.
Planned peri-partum care
Neonatal cardiac care
In-utero treatment
Fetal Cardiology Division

Doctors /Faculties

Contact Us

Address for contact and correspondence

   Address: Dr. Balu Vaidyanathan
Clinical Professor and Director of Fetal Cardiology Services
Department of Paediatric Cardiology
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center
AIMS, Ponekkara P.O
Kochi, Kerala, India Pin: 682041


   Phone: 0484 -2853570, 0484-6683570

   Facebook: Fetalheart aims.

   Dedicated on-call mobile: 7994999773

   Email: baluvaidyanathan@aims.amrita.edu, fetalcardiology@aims.amrita.edu

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