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Congenital heart block (CHB) develops in 1-2% of anti-Ro/SSA-positive pregnancies and has a recurrence rate of 12-20%, which indicates that factors other than maternal autoantibodies are crucial for CHB to occur. Here, we aimed to evaluate the influence of factors previously associated with CHB on the occurrence of milder forms of fetal cardiac conduction disturbances, shown to occur in up to 30% of anti-Ro/SSA-positive pregnancies, and on neonatal outcome in a large cohort of prospectively followed pregnancies.
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Few studies have correlated the placental vasculature with fetal cardiac function other than umbilical artery Doppler assessment in low-risk pregnancies. We assessed the contribution of the placental ...
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) in the detection of fetal aneuploidies. Methods: Cell free DNA was sequenced in 5 566 pregnant women to identify the fetal...
There is no consensus regarding the optimal antenatal treatment of fetal/neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (F/NAIT). We aimed to review the fetal blood sampling (FBS)-related risk, fetal response t...
Whether or not the period of fetal lung maturity differs between twin and singleton pregnancies has not been clarified. We examined whether or not fetal lung maturity and fetal lung absorption are ach...
Genetic variants at the / locus are strongly associated with electrocardiographic PR and QRS intervals. While is the canonical cardiac sodium channel gene, the role of in cardiac conduction is less ...
To assess whether the aCQM-Strain ultrasound method allows a good analysis of fetal cardiac function. Establish normality parameters and compare it with fetuses with risk factors of cardia...
The cerebro-placental ratio (CPR) is a tool for assessment of fetal wellbeing in the management of the growth restricted fetus. CPR is the ratio of the fetal middle cerebral artery pulsati...
The real impact of cardiac surgery and coronary angioplasty remains to be clarified and, where appropriate, the influencing factors in a way beneficial or deleterious remain to be identifi...
INTRODUCTION Circulatory changes associated with fetal anemia have an important role in maintaining sufficient tissue oxygenation. With fetal anemia, hyperdynamic circulation and increase...
The aim of this work is to demonstrate the variation of cardiac diseases among pregnant ladies in our localities, detect maternal & fetal complications and to predict the risk factors for ...
Agents used for the treatment or prevention of cardiac arrhythmias. They may affect the polarization-repolarization phase of the action potential, its excitability or refractoriness, or impulse conduction or membrane responsiveness within cardiac fibers. Anti-arrhythmia agents are often classed into four main groups according to their mechanism of action: sodium channel blockade, beta-adrenergic blockade, repolarization prolongation, or calcium channel blockade.
Impaired conduction of cardiac impulse that can occur anywhere along the conduction pathway, such as between the SINOATRIAL NODE and the right atrium (SA block) or between atria and ventricles (AV block). Heart blocks can be classified by the duration, frequency, or completeness of conduction block. Reversibility depends on the degree of structural or functional defects.
A condition of fetal overgrowth leading to a large-for-gestational-age FETUS. It is defined as BIRTH WEIGHT greater than 4,000 grams or above the 90th percentile for population and sex-specific growth curves. It is commonly seen in GESTATIONAL DIABETES; PROLONGED PREGNANCY; and pregnancies complicated by pre-existing diabetes mellitus.
An impulse-conducting system composed of modified cardiac muscle and having the power of spontaneous rhythmicity and conduction more highly developed than the rest of the heart.
Factors that can cause or prevent the outcome of interest, are not intermediate variables, and are not associated with the factor(s) under investigation. They give rise to situations in which the effects of two processes are not separated, or the contribution of causal factors cannot be separated, or the measure of the effect of exposure or risk is distorted because of its association with other factors influencing the outcome of the study.
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Cardiology is a specialty of internal medicine. Cardiac electrophysiology : Study of the electrical properties and conduction diseases of the heart. Echocardiography : The use of ultrasound to study the mechanical function/physics of the h...
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...