Cardiac Arrhythmias in the Human Fetus

  title={Cardiac Arrhythmias in the Human Fetus},
  author={Charles S. Kleinman and Rodrigo A. Nehgme},
  journal={Pediatric Cardiology},
Fetal cardiac arrhythmias have been recognized with increasing frequency during the past several years. Most fetal arrythmias are intermittent extrasystoles, often presenting as irregular pauses of rhythm. These are significant only when they occur with appropriate timing to initiate sustained tachycardia, mediated by anatomic bypass pathways. The most common important fetal arrhythmias are: 1) supraventricular tachycardias, and 2) severe bradyarrhythmias, associated with complete heart block… CONTINUE READING