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Prenatal diagnosis of fetal arrhythmias.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16325668     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Life-threatening fetal arrhythmias are rare and warrant sophisticated specialty prenatal care, often provided by maternal-fetal medicine obstetricians, and pediatric and adult cardiologists. This medical field is in quick transition, and new methods of diagnosis and treatment of the fetus with arrhythmias are emerging. In this article, the mechanisms of arrhythmias are presented in light of recent progress in the new field of fetal electrophysiology. Treatments are reviewed with recommendations based on the small number of series of fetal tachycardia and fetal atrioventricular (AV) block drug treatment strategies published to date. Finally, a summary of areas of potential future research is provided.
Janette F Strasburger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0095-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-05     Completed Date:  2006-03-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  891-912, viii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical College of Wisconsin, and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 9000 West Wisconsin Avenue, MS 713, Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis*
Electrocardiography / methods
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*
Fetal Monitoring / methods
Prenatal Diagnosis*

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