Until the recent advent of intensive neonatal care, arrhythmias in premature infants were thought to be uncommon. Continuous electrocardiogram monitoring has led to recognition of rhythm disturbances in increasing numbers of small, surviving, premature infants. Even though, in the reported series, there have been no cases of sustained tachyarrhythmias in the very tiny premature infant, the authors will present a brief description of these arrhytmias as seen in small and larger preterm infants. Because of the increasing recognition of fetal arrhythmias during monitoring of high-risk pregnancies, they will include a brief discussion of this topic.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Obstetrics and Gynecology