Fetal death after successful conversion of fetal supraventricular tachycardia with digoxin and verapamil

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1988 May;158(5):1169-70. doi: 10.1016/0002-9378(88)90247-5.


A case of nonimmune hydrops fetalis associated with a supraventricular tachycardia was successfully treated with digoxin and verapamil. After resolution of the hydropic changes, however, the fetus unexplainedly died. Side effects from the drug therapy may have been responsible for the event.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Digoxin / administration & dosage*
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Female
  • Fetal Death*
  • Fetal Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Tachycardia, Supraventricular / drug therapy*
  • Verapamil / administration & dosage*


  • Digoxin
  • Verapamil