Lars Zimmer

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The parallel arrangement of the fetal intracardiac circulation requires unrestricted flow of blood through the foramen ovale in the atrial septum. Restriction to this flow is a significant cardiac abnormality, with potentially serious sequelae in post-natal life. A wide spectrum of abnormalities has been associated to the restriction of flow through the(More)
Two cases of aortic valvar stenosis are presented, each of them submitted to balloon valvoplasty in the newborn period, with instant relief of the obstruction and clinical improvement. Studies about the aortic balloon valvuloplasty are being accomplished, showing results similar to the surgical approach, but with lower risks.
PURPOSE To describe the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of fetal supraventricular tachyarrhythmias in a series of fetuses followed in a tertiary Fetal Cardiology Center. METHODS Twenty-five fetuses with diagnosis of supraventricular tachyarrhytmia were reported from January 1989 to October 1997, among 3117 pregnant women referred for fetal cardiac(More)
Im Notfall bleibt medizinischen Einsatzkräften keine Zeit Informationen zur medizinischen Vorgeschichte des Patienten zu sammeln. Da aber genau solche Informationen lebensrettend sein können, wird es zukünftig möglich sein, diese freiwillig auf der elektronischen Gesundheitskarte zu hinterlegen und für den Notfall zugänglich zu machen. Der Beitrag zeigt,(More)
PURPOSE To report the experience of one of the most severe fetal rhythm disturbances, the complete atrioventricular block. METHODS Descriptive study of 14 fetuses diagnosed and monitored at the Fetal Cardiology Unit, from January, 1991 to August, 1995. RESULTS Fourteen cases of complete AV block were identified during the study period, with(More)
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