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Long QT syndrome manifested as fetal ventricular tachycardia and intermittent AV block. Am J Perinatol 1998 Mar;15(3):145-7

Date

05/08/1998

Pubmed ID

9572367

DOI

10.1055/s-2007-993915

Abstract

A case of long QT syndrome diagnosed in the early neonatal period is described. This full-term female baby had intermittent atrioventricular (AV) block and ventricular tachycardia detected antenatally at the gestational age of 26 weeks. Sinus rhythm with prolonged QT interval (QTc = 0.636 sec) was found soon after birth. She developed variable degree of AV block with alternating left and right bundle branch block, which suggested the presence of multilevel AV block. Her mother had no lupus autoantibodies. Auditory brain stem evoked potential was normal. Family study revealed QT prolongation in her grandmother. Her condition improved after pacemaker implantation and oral beta-blocker usage.

Author List

Lin MT, Wu MH, Hsieh FJ, Wang JK, Teng RJ, Tsou KI, Lue HC

Author

Ru-Jeng Teng MD Associate Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Electrocardiography
Female
Heart Block
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Long QT Syndrome
Pedigree
Tachycardia, Ventricular
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