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congenital heart defects, arrhytmia

Krzysztof Gałczyński, Beata Marciniak, Janusz Kudlicki, Zaneta Kimber-Trojnar, Bozena Leszczyńska-Gorzelak, Jan Oleszczukz
The incidence of cardiac arrhythmias is estimated et 1.2 per 1000 pregnancies, usually in the third trimester and 50% of them are asymptomatic. They may appear for the first time in pregnancy or have a recurring character An important risk factor related to their appearance is the presence of structural heart disease, which complicates < 1% of pregnancies. Generally the symptoms are mild and the treatment is not necessary but in some cases pharmacotherapy is necessary Pharmacotherapy must be a compromise between the potentially adverse effects of drugs on the fetus and the beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system of the mother...
October 2013: Ginekologia Polska
B Weidle, K H Orstavik
Simpson-Golabi-Behmel's syndrome is characterized by pre- and postnatal overgrowth, coarse face, visceromegali, congenital anomalies such as heart defects, diaphragmatic hernia and gastrointestinal malformations. Etiology is X-linked inheritance, the causative gene (GPC3) has recently been discovered. Female carriers may have mild symptoms. We report on an eight year old boy with characteristic anomalies and moderately retarded psychomotor development. Differentiating Simpson-Golabi-Behmel's syndrome and other overgrowth syndromes, such as Beckwith-Wiedemann's and Sotos' syndrome can be difficult...
April 20, 1998: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
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