Foetal atrial flutter management-the role of electrical cardioversion.


We report a successful electrical cardioversion of a foetal atrial flutter (AFL) immediately post delivery. We describe the diagnostic tools, assessment and the management antenatally. Then, we review the literature and discuss the debate about management. We stress the point that if the flutter wave is not progressing, the foetal heart will tolerate till term and we can try electrical cardioversion with confidence after delivery.

DOI: 10.1016/S0019-4832(12)60064-9

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@article{AlNaami2012FoetalAF, title={Foetal atrial flutter management-the role of electrical cardioversion.}, author={Ghassan Hamdan Al-Naami}, journal={Indian heart journal}, year={2012}, volume={64 2}, pages={206-8} }