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Arch Dis Child. 1983 July; 58(7): 538–539.
PMCID: PMC1628174

Atrial flutter in the newborn resulting from maternal lithium ingestion.


We report a case of isolated atrial flutter in a neonate, attributable to maternal lithium treatment, and suggest that the assessment of all infants born to mothers on lithium treatment during pregnancy should include an electrocardiogram.

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