Prenatal diagnosis of long QT syndrome using fetal magnetocardiography

Hiromi Hamada, Hitoshi Horigome, Mitsuhiro Asaka, Sadahiko Shigemitsu, Toshio Mitsui, Takeshi Kubo, Akihiko Kandori, Keiji Tsukada

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We describe the detection of congenital long QT syndrome in a fetus at 37 weeks' gestation using magnetocardiography (MCG). The prenatal diagnosis was confirmed by standard electrocardiography (ECG) performed after birth. This is the first case report of fetal long QT syndrome detected by MCG. Fetal MCG may be useful in the prenatal diagnosis of congenital cardiac disease with abnormal ECG findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-680
Number of pages4
JournalPrenatal Diagnosis
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 21 1999



  • Fetus
  • Long QT syndrome
  • Magnetocardiography
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Sudden infant death syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Genetics(clinical)

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