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The coincidence of fetal magnetocardiography and direct electrocardiography in a case of fetal atrial flutter due to intracardiac tumor.
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PMID:  12393960     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the coincidence of fetal magnetocardiography (FMCG) and fetal direct electrocardiography (FDECG) in a case of fetal atrial flutter (AF). METHODS: FMCG and FDECG using a fetal scalp electrode were recorded in the case of fetal AF at 41 weeks' gestation. RESULTS: FMCG revealed fetal AF with 2:1 atrioventricular block, which was also documented by FDECG using a fetal scalp electrode. The prenatal diagnosis was confirmed by postnatal electrocardiogram. Neonatal echocardiography revealed an intracardiac tumor on the left atrial septum. The tumor seemed to be the cause of AF. CONCLUSION: FMCG may provide the same information as a fetal electrocardiogram in the prenatal diagnosis of fetal AF.
Takayoshi Hosono; Takeshi Kanagawa; Yoshihide Chiba; Akihiko Kandori; Keiji Tsukada
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal diagnosis and therapy     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1015-3837     ISO Abbreviation:  Fetal. Diagn. Ther.     Publication Date:    2002 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-23     Completed Date:  2003-04-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107463     Medline TA:  Fetal Diagn Ther     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  331-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel
Department of Perinatology, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Flutter / diagnosis*,  etiology
Heart Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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