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Arrhythmia


A fetal arrhythmia occurs in about 1-2% of all pregnancies. A fetal arrhythmia is simply an abnormal heartbeat and can be classified as one of three types.

ArrhythmiaTachycardia means that the heart is beating too fast. Brachycardia means the heart is beating to slow. An irregular heartbeat means that the heart is experiencing extra or skipped beats. A fetus' heart rate should be between 120 and 160 beats per minute to be considered normal and healthy.

Most arrhythmia's go away on their own and do not create any long-lasting effects for the baby. However, some fetal arrhythmias can reveal true health complications such as structural problems in the heart, heart disease, infections or exposure to alcohol, tobacco or drugs in utero.

Doppler and ultrasound exams can detect a fetal arrhythmia during pregnancy. Fetal arrhythmias can cause fetal distress or fetal death because the baby can not breathe well.

Treatments for this condition consist of medications, radiofrequency ablation and artificial pacemakers.





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kay halloway - 1511 days ago.
MRCP II MADE EASY was a book recommended by me by my mother and some friends as the baby was convulsing. The doctor said that she had supraventricular tachycardia and this matced the description in the book. I later had his treatment which was to implant an AICD with arrythmia termination sequence. It is in the form of a novel with true cases and it saved Maria's life. I later found out that the author is a Harvard trained Physician who is also a prominent Member of the Royal College of Physicians ( MRCP ). The stories are interlaced with medical facts in the style of Crithton , Robin Cook and House MD. Both my husband and kids love it.


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