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Fetal Diagn Ther 2008;24:282–285
(DOI:10.1159/000151677)

Magnetocardiography-Guided Management of an Unusual Case of Isoimmune Complete Atrioventricular Block Complicated by Ventricular Tachycardia

Das B.a · Cuneo B.F.b · Ovadia M.b · Strasburger J.F.c · Johnsrude C.a · Wakai R.T.d
aDepartment of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky., bThe Heart Institute of Children, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill., cDepartment of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisc., and dDepartment of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisc., USA
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 goto top of outline Key Words

  • Arrhythmia
  • AV block
  • Magnetocardiography

 goto top of outline Abstract

A fetus who was diagnosed at 25 weeks of gestation with isoimmune AV block presented at 34 weeks with a precipitous fall in ventricular rate and periods of tachycardia. Magnetocardiography revealed the tachycardia to be ventricular. After delivery, nonsustained ventricular tachycardia continued. The baby then successfully paced, and at higher ventricular rates the tachycardia resolved. Five years later the child has normal ventricular function and is doing well.

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 goto top of outline Author Contacts

Bettina Cuneo, MD
The Heart Institute for Children, Hope Children’s Hospital
4440 W. 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60645 (USA)
Tel. +1 708 684 580, Fax +1 708 648 4068, E Mail cuneo@thic.com


 goto top of outline Article Information

This research was supported by NIH grants R01HL63174 (R.T.W.) and R21H0049022 (J.F.S.).

Received: June 25, 2007
Accepted after revision: September 7, 2007
Published online: September 2, 2008
Number of Print Pages : 4
Number of Figures : 3, Number of Tables : 1, Number of References : 15


 goto top of outline Publication Details

Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy (Clinical Advances and Basic Research)

Vol. 24, No. 3, Year 2008 (Cover Date: October 2008)

Journal Editor: Holzgreve W. (Basel), Evans M.I. (New York, N.Y.), Uzan S. (Paris), Michejda M. (Washington, D.C.), Pringle K.C. (Wellington)
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