Archivi giornalieri: 6 Maggio 2005

Fetal supraventricular tachycardia

Fetal supraventricular tachycardia diagnosed and treated at twenty-four weeks of gestation and after birth: a case report
Romeo E, D’Alto M, Russo MG, Sarubbi B, Cardaropoli D, Paladini D, Pacileo G, Annunziata A, Calabrò R
Chair of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Supraventricular tachycardia is the most common clinically significant fetal tachycardia. The diagnosis is usually made at routine sonographic workup during the second-third trimester of pregnancy. Treatment goals are cardioversion to sinus rhythm and reversal of cardiac dysfunction.

Atrial septal aneurysm in high risk fetuses

Prevalence and prognosis of atrial septal aneurysm in high risk fetuses without structural heart defects
Papa M, Fragasso G, Camesasca C, Di Turi RP, Spagnolo D, Valsecchi L, Calori G, Margonato A
Division of Cardiology, Scientific Institute/University San Raffaele, Milan, Italy

The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and prognostic implications of the association between atrial septal aneurysm (ASA) and fetal arrhythmias in a population of high risk fetuses.<