Cardiology in the Young
Volume 23, Issue 1
Atrioventricular Block--etiology; Long QT Syndrome--congenital; Perinatal Care--methods; Torsades de Pointes--etiology
This case describes the prenatal diagnosis and integrated peripartum management of a foetus with 2:1 atrioventricular block and torsade de pointes due to congenital long QT syndrome. The unique issues related to the detection of intrauterine conduction abnormalities and ventricular arrhythmias, along with the immediate postnatal care, have been described as an interesting teaching case with successful outcome.
Greene, E.A., Berul, C.I., Donofrio, M.T. (2013). Prenatal diagnosis of long QT syndrome: Implications for delivery room and neonatal management. Cardiology in the Young, 23(1), 141-145.