Title

Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia in Pregnancy.

Publication/Presentation Date

4-1-2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia is a genetic disorder in which ventricular tachycardia occurs in the absence of structural heart disease or a prolonged QT interval. If untreated, there is a high incidence of sudden cardiac death. Management of this cardiac condition during pregnancy merits a multidisciplinary approach.

CASE: A nulliparous woman with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia presented at 15 weeks of gestation. Her care involved a multidisciplinary team including cardiology, maternal-fetal medicine, obstetric nursing, cardiac nursing, and anesthesia. A simulation scenario was designed to prepare for cardiac events during labor. A term intrapartum cesarean delivery was performed for fetal indications.

CONCLUSION: A multidisciplinary approach to the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care of women with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia is critical to a team-based successful pregnancy outcome.

Volume

127

Issue

4

First Page

735

Last Page

739

ISSN

1873-233X

Disciplines

Obstetrics and Gynecology

PubMedID

26959204

Department(s)

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents, Fellows and Residents

Document Type

Article