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[Nonimmune fetal hydrops secondary to fetal tachycardia: their intrauterine diagnosis and treatment].

Authors
  • Robert, J A
  • Gormaz, G
  • Heusser, F
  • Urcelay, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1991
Volume
56
Issue
6
Pages
464–468
Identifiers
PMID: 1669556
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A case of nonimmune hydrops fetalis (NIHF) secondary to fetal supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) diagnosed at 33 weeks gestation is presented. Administration of digoxin to the mother yielded normal fetal heart rhythm and frequency as well as progressive resolution of hydrops after 24 hours of initiation of therapy. Causes of NIHF and diagnostic approach are mentioned. Diagnosis and management of fetal arrhythmias are discussed. The successful perinatal outcome obtained in this case and the literature review, recommend the use of antiarrhythmic drugs therapy in cases of NIHF secondary to SVT.

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