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Prenatal diagnosis of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia using 64-channel magnetocardiography.
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PMID:  20512457     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) diagnosed using fetal magnetocardiography (FMCG). The fetus of a 33-year-old Japanese female at 24 weeks of pregnancy was diagnosed as bradycardia (60 beats/min) by fetal cardiotocography (CTG). Ultrasound findings indicated a diagnosis of an atrioventricular (AV) block involving extrasystole, but FMCG revealed a polymorphic VT followed by ventricular asystole. Standard ECG immediately after cesarean section at 37 weeks of pregnancy confirmed long QT syndrome followed by nonsustained polymorphic VT and an advanced AV block with wide QRS. Echocardiography demonstrated moderate left ventricular dysfunction in the neonate requiring implantation with a permanent pacemaker.
Akimune Fukushima; Kenji Nakai; Atsushi Matsumoto; Janette Strasburger; Toru Sugiyama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart and vessels     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1615-2573     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Vessels     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-31     Completed Date:  2010-09-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511258     Medline TA:  Heart Vessels     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  270-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Iwate Medical University, Uchimaru, Morioka, Iwate 020-8505, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Atrioventricular Block / diagnosis,  embryology
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
Cesarean Section
Gestational Age
Long QT Syndrome / diagnosis,  embryology
Pacemaker, Artificial
Predictive Value of Tests
Prenatal Diagnosis / methods*
Tachycardia, Ventricular / diagnosis*,  embryology,  therapy
Ultrasonography, Prenatal
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / diagnosis,  embryology

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