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[Perinatal course of fetal supraventricular tachycardia; case report and literature review].

Authors
  • Van Oort, A M
  • Busch, H J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Tijdschrift voor kindergeneeskunde
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1984
Volume
52
Issue
3
Pages
88–96
Identifiers
PMID: 6542259
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Perinatal outcome of fetal supraventricular tachycardia. Report of 5 cases and review of the literature. Fetal supraventricular tachycardia (fsVT) is a rare cardiac arrhythmia and is associated with a mortality of 12%. The last decade fsVT has been detected more frequently probably on account of routine fetal monitoring. The outcome of 108 previously reported cases has been reviewed and 5 cases are added. Congestive heart-failure due to fsVT was seen quite frequently. Delivery by caesarean section was performed in 33% of fsVT-cases. Treatment of the condition before and after birth is discussed; digitalis is the drug of choice. A guide-line for delivery is suggested. fsVT should be listed among the possible causes of hydrops foetalis. On request a complete list of references concerning fetal supraventricular tachycardia is available from the authors.

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