The normal heart rate for a fetus is anywhere between 120 and 160 beats per minute. Fetal arrhythmia is rare, occurring in only 1-2% of pregnancies, and is normally a temporary, benign occurrence. However, on rare occasions, irregular heart rhythm can lead to death.
Arrhythmias, abnormal or irregular heartbeats, can happen to babies still in the womb. Some types of irregular and abnormal heartbeats are relatively benign and will not affect the baby at all; others can be life-threatening. There are many types:
· Superventricular Tachycardia
· Complete Heart Block
· Premature Atrial contractions.
Cardiology research Journals like Clinical Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine (CCCM) provides a global open access platform to put forth the ongoing research, reviews articles related to Fetal arrhythmia.