Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy with implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement in pregnancy

Nora M. Doyle, Manju Monga, Baxter Montgomery, Anne H. Dougherty

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Abstract

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a disorder that predominantly affects the right side of the heart and causes ventricular arrhythmias. In many patients the disease is familial. ARVC may account for as many as 5% of unexpected sudden deaths. We report a case of ARVC diagnosed at 21 weeks gestation treated with an implantable cardiac defibrillator. The remainder of her pregnancy was uneventful and the patient underwent induction of labor at 39 weeks gestation with a passive second stage forceps-assisted delivery resulting in delivery of a normal infant. In the gravida with cardiac arrhythmias, defibrillator placement may offer a safe, life-preserving treatment and should be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-144
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • Pregnancy
  • Renal tubular acidosis
  • Uhl's anomaly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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