Use of implantable cardioverter defibrillator and anti-arrhythmic agents in a parturient.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We describe a case of a 36-yr-old patient who presented at 14 weeks gestation with multifocal dysrrhythmic episodes. Despite treatment with anti-arrythmic agents and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in situ, she continued to experience persistent dysrrhythmic episodes. She was delivered by Caesarean section at 34 weeks under general anaesthesia. We discuss some of the anaesthetic challenges of parturients with ICD devices.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Olufolabi, AJ; Charlton, GA; Allen, SA; Mettam, IM; Roberts, PR

Published Date

  • October 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 89 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 652 - 655

PubMed ID

  • 12393373

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0007-0912

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/bja/aef230


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England