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How do you treat fetal heart block?
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Not well.
No good treatment for fetal heart block is known; Dexamethasone has been tried with poor results.
Delivery at a tertiary care center with nicu and pediatric cardiology specialists is warranted and maternal-fetal medicine consultation is quintessential. The prognosis is much worse (almost lethal) if the complete fetal heart block occurs early and is associated with structural heart defect(s).

In brief: Not well.
No good treatment for fetal heart block is known; Dexamethasone has been tried with poor results.
Delivery at a tertiary care center with nicu and pediatric cardiology specialists is warranted and maternal-fetal medicine consultation is quintessential. The prognosis is much worse (almost lethal) if the complete fetal heart block occurs early and is associated with structural heart defect(s).
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