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Fetal atrial flutter recorded prenatally by magnetocardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11844909     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of fetal atrial flutter successfully recorded by magnetocardiography (MCG) is reported. Initial ultrasonography revealed frequent fetal atrial extrasystoles at 31 weeks of gestation. Fetal MCG was recorded using a multichannel MCG system at 31, 35 and 38 weeks of gestation. A series of fluctuations in the baseline of the MCG were noted at 35 and 38 weeks of gestation, which were revealed to be atrial flutter P waves. The averaged MCG showed that the fetal arrhythmia was an atrial flutter with a 3:1 atrioventricular block. The diagnosis was confirmed by neonatal electrocardiogram. Fetal MCG may be useful for the diagnosis of fetal atrial flutter.
Takayoshi Hosono; Takeshi Kanagawa; Yoshihide Chiba; Reiko Neki; Akihiko Kandori; Keiji Tsukada
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal diagnosis and therapy     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1015-3837     ISO Abbreviation:  Fetal. Diagn. Ther.     Publication Date:    2002 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-14     Completed Date:  2002-04-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107463     Medline TA:  Fetal Diagn Ther     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel
Department of Perinatology, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Flutter / diagnosis*
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*
Gestational Age
Heart Function Tests*
Prenatal Diagnosis*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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