Simultaneous supraventricular tachycardias in both fetuses of a twin gestation.Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2004 Dec; 270(4):311-3.AG
Fetal supraventricular tachycardia confers an increased risk of cardiac failure, hydrops, and eventual intrauterine death. Although protocols for prenatal anti-arrhythmic treatment are now well established, few published reports discuss this condition in the setting of multiple pregnancies.
A 20-year-old primigravida woman with a twin pregnancy presented at 31 weeks of gestation for routine obstetrical check-up which revealed simultaneous supraventricular tachycardia in both fetuses. She was treated with oral digoxin, resulting in successful cardioversion in both of the fetuses, which was maintained until they were delivered by caesarian section at 38 weeks gestation. However, several hours after birth, tachyarrhythmias recurred in each of the infants. Combined disopyramide therapy with digoxin was necessary to control their heart rates.
The treatment of arrhythmia in fetuses of a multiple gestation presents unique issues, particularly when diagnosed prior to fetal lung maturity.