Video Series: Our Team
Health Topics: Fetal Medicine, Cardiology
Dr. Donofrio is the director of Children's Fetal Heart Program and specializes in fetal diagnosis and in-utero management of congenital heart disease.
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Fetal cardiologist, Mary T. Donofrio, MD, authored the first set of clinical guidelines for the evolving specialty of fetal cardiology. Learn about the new guidelines.
Social worker Heather Langlois is an advocate for her patients at the Children’s National Heart Institute, where she cares for the psychosocial needs of patients and their families.
Earlier this year, the American Heart Association (AHA) released a scientific statement on the diagnosis and treatment of fetal cardiac disease written by a team of cardiac and obstetrical experts with lead author, Mary T. Donofrio, MD, Director of the Fetal Heart Program and Medical Director of the Critical Care Delivery Program for the Fetal Medicine Institute at Children’s National Health System.
Routine transthoracic echocardiography is the most common test used in children, fetuses, and newborns to diagnose or rule out heart disease or to follow children already diagnosed with a heart problem.