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Successful digoxin therapy of fetal supraventricular tachycardia in a triplet pregnancy.
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PMID:  11704204     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Fetal supraventricular tachycardia is a rare complication of pregnancy associated with cardiac failure, hydrops, and fetal death. If no underlying cardiac defects are present, medical management with digoxin has been successful. CASE: A young woman with a triplet pregnancy presented at 23 17 weeks' gestation for routine Doppler auscultation which suggested fetal supraventricular tachycardia, confirmed by M-mode echocardiography. She was treated with oral digoxin for the remainder of her pregnancy with subsequent conversion of the tachycardic triplet to normal sinus rhythm with occasional premature atrial beats. After delivery, the triplet previously demonstrating supraventricular tachycardia had a normal sinus rhythm. CONCLUSION: Digoxin might be used safely and successfully to treat fetal supraventricular tachycardia in multifetal pregnancies.
L M Jones; S H Garmel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-12     Completed Date:  2001-12-05     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  921-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medical Education, Oakwood Hospital, Dearborn, Michigan 48123, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / therapeutic use*
Digoxin / therapeutic use*
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis,  drug therapy*
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Tachycardia, Supraventricular / diagnosis,  drug therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Arrhythmia Agents; 20830-75-5/Digoxin

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