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Fetal bradyarrhythmia: diagnosis and outcome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3344264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Seventeen patients were referred to out ultrasound unit because of fetal bradyarrhythmia (less than 100 bpm). Duration of pregnancy varied between 21 and 40 weeks. Bradyarrhythmia was diagnosed as atrioventricular block (n = 12), mild sinus bradycardia (n = 3), and irregular bradycardia (n = 2). The association with maternal collagen disease was 29 per cent and with cardiac structural defects 59 per cent. The overall mortality was 41 per cent. There were three abnormal karyotypes (17 per cent) and four cases of cardiac compromise (23 per cent). Prognosis depends on the nature of the bradyarrhythmia and recognition of associated pathology such as cardiac structural defects, abnormal karyotype and degree of cardiac compromise.
Authors:
J W Wladimiroff; P A Stewart; H M Tonge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prenatal diagnosis     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0197-3851     ISO Abbreviation:  Prenat. Diagn.     Publication Date:  1988 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-03-29     Completed Date:  1988-03-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106540     Medline TA:  Prenat Diagn     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis*,  etiology
Bradycardia / diagnosis*,  etiology
Collagen Diseases / complications
Echocardiography
Female
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*
Heart Block / complications,  diagnosis
Heart Defects, Congenital / complications,  diagnosis
Heart Rate, Fetal
Humans
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Outcome*
Prenatal Diagnosis*

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