Congenital long QT syndrome inducing 2: 1 atrioventricular block: early detection in fetal life

Patrizia Presbitero, Lucia Mangiardi, Renzo Antolini

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Abstract

A case is reported of congenital long QT interval associated with fixed 2:1 atrioventricular block. The bradycardia was detected at 16 weeks of gestational age. The atrioventricular block was due to an extremely delayed ventricular repolarization. Early detection of bradycardia in fetal life and the demonstration of a normal positive correlation between QT duration and ventricular rate suggest that, in this case, the syndrome may be due to an anomaly of the myocardial cells rather than to imbalance of the sympathetic nervous system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-112
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

Keywords

  • Atrioventricular block
  • Fetal anomaly
  • QT syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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