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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 8. No. 2, 2003

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2003;8:130-132

Case Report

A Fetus with Hydropic Change Secondary to Fetal Supraventricular Tachycardia

MC Yam, TY Leung, TK Lau, RYT Sung


Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a well-recognised cause of non-immune hydrops fetalis, which is associated with a high incidence of perinatal mortality. The arrhythmia can be diagnosed accurately during prenatal life. We report here a case of fetal hydrops secondary to SVT at 20 weeks of gestation successfully treated with transplacental flecainide. The controversy on the types of drugs used and the optimal route of administration were discussed.

Keyword : Flecainide; Hydrop fetalis; Supraventricular tachycardia

Abstract in Chinese


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