Pregnancy complicated by chronic cardiomyopathy and an automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator

Jeanna M. Piper, Michael Berkus, Louis E. Ridgway

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Abstract

The dismal prognosis of dilated cardiomyopathy and its resulting tachyarrhythmias has recently been improved by technical advances such as the automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator. We report a successful pregnancy in a patient with chronic cardiomyopathy and malignant tachyarrhythmias necessitating use of this device, with a documented defibrillator discharge and monitored fetal response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)506-507
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume167
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

Keywords

  • Cardiomyopathy in pregnancy
  • automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • cardiac arrhythmias

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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