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FETAL BRADYCARDIA. A PRACTICAL APPROACH

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 August 2007

RUBEN J ACHERMAN*
Affiliation:
Children's Heart Center, 3006 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 690, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA. Telephone: (702) 732-1290. Fax: (702) 732-1385. Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 2040 W Charleston Blvd Ste 402, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA. Telephone: (702) 671-2231. Fax: (702) 671-2233.
WILLIAM N EVANS
Affiliation:
Children's Heart Center, 3006 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 690, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA. Telephone: (702) 732-1290. Fax: (702) 732-1385. Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 2040 W Charleston Blvd Ste 402, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA. Telephone: (702) 671-2231. Fax: (702) 671-2233.
CARLOS F LUNA
Affiliation:
Children's Heart Center, 3006 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 690, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA. Telephone: (702) 732-1290. Fax: (702) 732-1385. Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 2040 W Charleston Blvd Ste 402, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA. Telephone: (702) 671-2231. Fax: (702) 671-2233.
WILLIAM J CASTILLO
Affiliation:
Children's Heart Center, 3006 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 690, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA. Telephone: (702) 732-1290. Fax: (702) 732-1385. Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 2040 W Charleston Blvd Ste 402, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA. Telephone: (702) 671-2231. Fax: (702) 671-2233.
ROBERT ROLLINS
Affiliation:
Children's Heart Center, 3006 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 690, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA. Telephone: (702) 732-1290. Fax: (702) 732-1385. Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 2040 W Charleston Blvd Ste 402, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA. Telephone: (702) 671-2231. Fax: (702) 671-2233.
KATRINKA KIP
Affiliation:
Children's Heart Center, 3006 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 690, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA. Telephone: (702) 732-1290. Fax: (702) 732-1385. Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 2040 W Charleston Blvd Ste 402, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA. Telephone: (702) 671-2231. Fax: (702) 671-2233.
IAN H LAW
Affiliation:
Children's Heart Center, 3006 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 690, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA. Telephone: (702) 732-1290. Fax: (702) 732-1385. University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA. Telephone (319) 356-1616.
JUAN C COLLAZOS
Affiliation:
Children's Heart Center, 3006 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 690, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA. Telephone: (702) 732-1290. Fax: (702) 732-1385. Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 2040 W Charleston Blvd Ste 402, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA. Telephone: (702) 671-2231. Fax: (702) 671-2233.
HUMBERTO RESTREPO
Affiliation:
Children's Heart Center, 3006 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 690, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA. Telephone: (702) 732-1290. Fax: (702) 732-1385. Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 2040 W Charleston Blvd Ste 402, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA. Telephone: (702) 671-2231. Fax: (702) 671-2233.
*
Corresponding author and reprint request handler: Ruben J. Acherman, MD, Director Fetal Cardiology Program. Children's Heart Center, 3006 S Maryland Pkwy, Ste 690, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

Extract

Fetal bradycardia may herald fetal demise. This article highlights arrhythmic fetal bradycardia rather than bradycardia caused by perinatal distress. We briefly examine the embryonic conduction system's development and physiology and we review the classification, aetiology, evaluation, and approach to fetal bradycardia. Our aim is to provide the clinician with practical information about fetal bradycardia that enlightens causative conditions and aids management.

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