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Continuous fetal intrapartum monitoring in supraventricular tachycardia by atraumatic measurement of transcutaneous carbon dioxide tension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2625657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of premature beats and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia without resulting congestive heart failure was diagnosed in a fetus of 38 weeks of gestation by echocardiography. Transplacental antiarrhythmic therapy was initiated, but a complete cardioversion was not achieved. Due to these arrhythmias adequate fetal heart rate monitoring during labor was not possible. By using continuous transcutaneous measurement of fetal carbon dioxide tension the fetus was delivered spontaneously, having been adequately monitored in spite of the effect on the fetal heart rate of the arrhythmias.
P van den Berg; U Gembruch; S Schmidt; M Hansmann; D Krebs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0300-5577     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-02     Completed Date:  1990-04-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  371-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Bonn, West Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Gas Monitoring, Transcutaneous
Echocardiography, Doppler
Fetal Blood / analysis
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*
Fetal Monitoring / methods*
Tachycardia, Supraventricular / blood,  diagnosis*

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