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Pregnancy in long QT syndrome with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. A case report and review of the literature

Sandra Kutkiene˙
  • Clinic of Cardiovascular Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University / Centre of Cardiology and Angiology, Vilnius University Hospital Santariškiu˛ Klinikos
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/ Lina Gumbiene
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  • Clinic of Cardiovascular Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University / Centre of Cardiology and Angiology, Vilnius University Hospital Santariśkiii Klinikos / Centre of Cardiac Surgery, Vilnius University Hospital Santariśkiii Klinikos
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/ Juratę Aganauskiene / Rima Steponenienea
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/ Germanas Marinskisa
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/ Audrius Aidietis
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Published Online: 2014-05-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/semcard-2014-0001

Summary

Implantable cardioverters-defibrillators have decreasedmorbidity and mortality as well as improved quality of life in patients with life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias and allowed an increasing number of young women to reach their reproductive years. New questions and tasks arise for medical professionals as to organize appropriate management of these patients, because little is known regarding the risk and outcomes of such pregnancies. The aim of this report is to describe our centre’s first experience of pregnancy and delivery management in patient with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator as primary prevention of ventricular arrhythmias in congenital long QT syndrome.

Keywords: pregnancy; long QT syndrome; implantable cardioverter defibrillator; vaginal delivery

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About the article

Received: 2013-12-16

Accepted: 2014-02-24

Published Online: 2014-05-30

Published in Print: 2014-06-01


Citation Information: Seminars in Cardiovascular Medicine, ISSN (Online) 1822-7767, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/semcard-2014-0001.

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