Successful treatment of fetal supraventricular tachycardia with maternal digoxin therapy

C. R. King, L. Mattioli, K. K. Goertz, W. Snodgrass

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In a fetus with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) and cardiac failure, normal sinus rhythm (NSR) was restored with maternal digoxin therapy at 26 weeks' gestation. The diagnosis of cardiac failure was based on ultrasound evidence of ascites and scalp edema. Cardiac failure was attributed to the persistent SVT. The infant remained in NSR and was delivered at 36 weeks' gestation because of persistent ascites. Intracardiac anatomy was normal. This case confirms the usefulness of prenatal ultrasound examinations in the diagnosis of fetal SVT and cardiac failure and illustrates the effectiveness and safety of transplacental digoxin therapy in the management of fetal SVT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-575
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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