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Mysterious ECG with a simple explanation in a preterm infant
  1. Carsten Krüger1,2
  1. 1 Department of Paediatrics, University Witten Herdecke, Faculty of Health, Witten, Germany
  2. 2 Department of Applied Health Sciences, University of Applied Health Sciences Bochum, Bochum, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Professor Carsten Krüger, Department of Paediatrics, University Witten Herdecke, Faculty of Health, Witten 58455, Germany; carsten.krueger{at}

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A 12-day old preterm male infant (gestational age 32 weeks) was resting in stable condition on his mother’s chest when the routine ECG monitoring (figure 1A) suddenly changed to the ECG recording shown in figure 1B. The mother was practising kangaroo mother care with her child, having him placed with the naked skin on …

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