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A new prenatal cardiac diagnostic device for congenital heart disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  904815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A unique case of congenital heart disease and complete heart block diagnosed by fetal electrocardiogram (ECG) and phonocardiogram recorded initially at 32 weeks gestation is presented. The slow, regular fetal heart rate of approximately 50 beats/min with bizarre QRS and a diamond-shaped murmur beginning with the fetal QRS complex made a diagnosis of complete heart block (CHB) and associated congenital heart disease highly probable. Direct fetal electrocardiograms (FECG) recorded during labor and vaginal delivery at term confirmed the diagnosis of completel atrioventricular block. Cardiac catheterization at 1 day of age showed multiple congenital heart anomalies. The infant developed signs of congestive heart failure and transvenous pacemaker was successfully placed; however, he died at 9 days of age of sepsis and renal failure.
L A Hamilton; E Fisher; C Horn; I DuBrow; D Vidyasagar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1977 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-11-25     Completed Date:  1977-11-25     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  491-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Electrocardiography / instrumentation*
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*
Fetal Monitoring / instrumentation*
Heart Block / congenital,  diagnosis*
Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis*
Heart Murmurs
Infant, Newborn
Phonocardiography / instrumentation*

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