Fetal ventricular tachycardia secondary to long QT syndrome treated with maternal intravenous magnesium: case report and review of the literature.

@article{Simpson2009FetalVT,
  title={Fetal ventricular tachycardia secondary to long QT syndrome treated with maternal intravenous magnesium: case report and review of the literature.},
  author={John M. Simpson and Darryl Maxwell and Eric Rosenthal and Hardeep Gill},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={
          475-80
        }
}
Ventricular tachycardia is a very rare fetal arrhythmia accounting for fewer than 2% of fetal tachycardias. We describe a fetus presenting at 30 weeks' gestation with ventricular tachycardia at a rate of 220 beats per min and fetal hydrops. The tachycardia was unresponsive to flecainide but was controlled within 12 h by an intravenous infusion of magnesium to the mother. Despite rapid control of the arrhythmia the fetus developed severe periventricular leukomalacia before birth for which a poor… CONTINUE READING
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