Prenatal myocardial infarction suspected by fetal echocardiography.

C. R. Patel, N. E. Judge, K. L. Muise, M. M. Levine

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Myocardial infarction is rare in the newborn period. We describe a case in which myocardial infarction was suspected at 25 weeks of gestation by fetal echocardiography. There was an aneurysm of the left ventricular apex with paradoxical motion and bulging of the left ventricular free wall during systole. The diagnosis was confirmed by postnatal electrocardiogram, vectorcardiogram, and thallium myocardial perfusion imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)721-723
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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