Published online by Cambridge University Press: 19 November 2021
Fetal cardiac intervention provides fetuses with certain cardiac anomalies, a greater likelihood of biventricular circulation and/or treatment options after delivery. Anesthesia care for mothers undergoing fetal cardiac intervention has evolved over the years and more recently involves the use of neuraxial anesthesia with sedation. The maternal fetal anesthesiologist caring for the patient undergoing fetal cardiac intervention should be conversant with the diagnosis, pathophysiology, and planned intervention. This is important for appropriate anticipation and treatment of hemodynamic changes that may occur in the fetus immediately following intervention.