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Fetoscopic fetal transesophageal electrocardiography: a minimally invasive tool for cardiac monitoring, diagnostics, and intervention in human fetuses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20140604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Therapy-refractory supraventricular tachycardias commonly result in hydrops and death in human fetuses. Fetal transesophageal electrocardiography may aid in understanding its underlying electrophysiological mechanism and allow stimulation. Percutaneous fetoscopic deployment of an electrode catheter into the fetal esophagus by way of a single trocar was performed in a human fetus and permitted the recording of a fetal transesophageal electrocardiogram at 35 + 6 weeks of gestation. Fetal transesophageal electrocardiography can be achieved in human fetuses by way of a minimally invasive percutaneous fetoscopic approach and carries the potential to improve diagnosis and management of therapy-refractory supraventricular tachycardias in human fetuses.
Thomas Kohl; Ulrike Herberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-02-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1432-1971     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-17     Completed Date:  2010-10-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  717-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine, German Center for Fetal Surgery and Minimally Invasive Therapy, University of Bonn Medical School, Bonn, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Occlusion / instrumentation,  methods*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal / methods
Electrocardiography / methods*
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis,  surgery*
Fetoscopy / methods*
Hernia, Diaphragmatic / congenital*,  surgery*
Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation,  methods*
Ultrasonography, Interventional
Young Adult

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