The coincidence of fetal magnetocardiography and direct electrocardiography in a case of fetal atrial flutter due to intracardiac tumor

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

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Abstract

Objective: To demonstrate the coincidence of fetal magnetocardiography (FMCG) and fetal direct electrocardiography (FDECG) in a case of fetal atrial flutter (AF). Methods: FMCG and FDECG using a fetal scalp electrode were recorded in the case of fetal AF at 41 weeks' gestation. Results: FMCG revealed fetal AF with 2:1 atrioventricular block, which was also documented by FDECG using a fetal scalp electrode. The prenatal diagnosis was confirmed by postnatal electrocardiogram. Neonatal echocardiography revealed an intracardiac tumor on the left atrial septum. The tumor seemed to be the cause of AF. Conclusion: FMCG may provide the same information as a fetal electrocardiogram in the prenatal diagnosis of fetal AF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-333
Number of pages3
JournalFetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Electrocardiography
  • Fetal atrial flutter
  • Intracardiac tumor
  • Magnetocardiography
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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