Fetal Cardiology Program

The Fetal Cardiology Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital is designed to address the needs of families whose babies are suspected of having heart disease discovered via a prenatal ultrasound or are diagnosed with congenital heart disease by fetal echocardiography. Our goal is to improve the care of infants with congenital heart disease through perinatal diagnosis, prenatal planning, post-natal care and follow-up after birth and throughout the child's life.

The Fetal Cardiology Program provides high-quality fetal echocardiograms to families and fetal MRI to expectant families. Additionally, the program offers second opinions to support our referring cardiologists and referring physicians. The program supports families through written literature, consultations with other health care providers and social workers, tours of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) and the opportunity to meet key members of the care team.

A fetal cardiology nurse coordinator is available to coordinate care through every step of the journey from the prenatal testing phase, through delivery, post-delivery care and beyond.  We encourage and assist with the comprehensive coordination of care between specialties such as Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, the Fetal Care Center, Genetics and Neonatology, as well as pediatricians and pediatric cardiologists within the community.

Specialized Programs

Diagnostic Services

  • Genetic Testing
  • Laboratory Bloodwork
  • Fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
  • Fetal Echocardiography
  • Fetal Ultrasound

Fetal Cardiology Team

Onimes Capote, RN​
Fetal Caradiology Program Nurse Coordinator


Senior Fetal Cardiac Sonographers

  • Amy Campo
  • Evelyn Menendez

The Fetal Cardiology Team  also includes:

  • Pediatric Cardiologists
  • Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgeons
  • Pediatric Interventional Cardiologists and Electrophysiologists
  • Cardiac Intensivists for the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • Dedicated Heart Program Social Workers
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Fetal Sonographers
  • Pediatric Cardiac MRI and Fetal MRI specialists
Contact The Heart Program

​Meet Nao Sasaki, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, a pediatric  cardiologist with The Heart Program.

Service Locations

Nicklaus Children's Aventura Care Center
20295 NE 29th Place
Suite 300
Aventura, FL 33180

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155

Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center
11310 Legacy Avenue
Legacy Place
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Recognized in Cardiology and Heart Surgery by U.S. News
Optum Center of Excellence
Optum Center of Excellence