Assessment of fetal rhythm in complete congenital heart block by magnetocardiography

Ronald T. Wakai, Arthur C. Leuthold, Linda Cripe, Chester B. Martin

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Abstract

We report high precision assessment of fetal rhythm in utero in a case of isolated congenital complete heart block using fetal magnetocardiography. The recordings reveal a remarkably strong tendency for the atria and ventricles to synchronize, which is manifested by the continual presence of ventriculophasic sinus arrhythmia and frequent episodes of accrochage and isorhythmic AV dissociation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1047-1050
Number of pages4
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Congenital heart block
  • Dexamethasone
  • Fetal magnetocardiography
  • Fetal rhythm
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

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