Echocardiography

The Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory at the Yale New Haven Children's Hospital provides state of the art non-invasive assessment of cardiac anatomy and physiology in an environment that is designed for the comfort and ease of children and their families. The Pediatric Echo Lab recently underwent a major renovation that created additional imaging suites, a redesigned digital echo reading area and improved access and space for our patients and their families. Each imaging suite is equipped with Television, VCR and DVD players to make children more comfortable during their evaluation. The Pediatric Echo Service performs more than 3,500 studies per year, which encompass the transthoracic, transesophageal, 3-dimensional and intracardiac approaches. The Pediatric Echo Service plays an important role in pre- and intraoperative surgical assessment and planning as well as in the interventional cardiac catheterization laboratory.

The Yale Fetal Cardiovascular Center was one of the first Centers of its kind. Each year, more than 1,000 fetal echocardiograms are performed in women whose pregnancy may be affected by congenital heart disease or arrhythmia. The Center provides a multidisciplinary approach to comprehensive care with physicians from Maternal - Fetal Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology and Perinatal Medicine as well as Genetic Counselors.

If you have any questions about the Pediatric Echocardiographic Services at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Alan Friedman or Dr. Bevin Weeks.