Fetal atrial flutter recorded prenatally by magnetocardiography

Takayoshi Hosono, Takeshi Kanagawa, Yoshihide Chiba, Reiko Neki, Akihiko Kandori, Keiji Tsukada

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Abstract

A case of fetal atrial flutter successfully recorded by magnetocardiography (MCG) is reported. Initial ultrasonography revealed frequent fetal atrial extrasystoles at 31 weeks of gestation. Fetal MCG was recorded using a multichannel MCG system at 31, 35 and 38 weeks of gestation. A series of fluctuations in the baseline of the MCG were noted at 35 and 38 weeks of gestation, which were revealed to be atrial flutter P waves. The averaged MCG showed that the fetal arrhythmia was an atrial flutter with a 3:1 atrioventricular block. The diagnosis was confirmed by neonatal electrocardiogram. Fetal MCG may be useful for the diagnosis of fetal atrial flutter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-77
Number of pages3
JournalFetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Atrial flutter
  • Fetus
  • Magnetocardiography
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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