A fetal Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome diagnosed prenatally by magnetocardiography

Takayoshi Hosono, Yoshihide Chiba, Mika Shinto, Akihiko Kandori, Keiji Tsukada

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Abstract

We report a case of fetal Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome diagnosed prenatally by magnetocardiography (MCG). At 32 weeks' gestation, the fetus was diagnosed to have a paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia by ultrasonography and direct fetal electrocardiogram (ECG). Transplacental fetal therapy by maternal oral administration of propranolol resolved the fetal tachyarrhythmia. Although the wave forms of the fetal MCG at 32 weeks' gestation were normal, the fetal MCG at 35 weeks' gestation showed a short PR interval and a long QRS complex duration with a delta wave, indicating WPW syndrome. The findings of the fetal MCG were confirmed by the postnatal ECG. MCG made the prenatal diagnosis of WPW syndrome possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-217
Number of pages3
JournalFetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 9 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arrhythmia
  • Fetus
  • Magnetocardiography
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Propranolol
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Ultrasonography
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Embryology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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