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Long QT Syndrome in Pregnancy: Are Vaginal Delivery and Use of Oxytocin Permitted? A Case Report.
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PMID:  23231845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background: Patients with congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) are at increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia, particularly during labour and the puerperium. Case: A 28-year-old primigravida with known LQTS underwent induction of labour at 41 weeks' gestation using a Foley catheter balloon and IV oxytocin. Vaginal delivery with passive second stage and outlet forceps was undertaken with early epidural analgesia to prevent tachycardia and psychological stress. The patient gave birth to a healthy female, and had an uncomplicated postpartum period under continuous electrocardiogram monitoring. Conclusion: Vaginal delivery with use of oxytocin for the induction of labour can be safely undertaken in patients with LQTS.
Gabriella Martillotti; Mario Talajic; Eveline Rey; Line Leduc
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstétrique et gynécologie du Canada : JOGC     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1701-2163     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol Can     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101126664     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Can     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1073-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sainte Justine Hospital, University of Montreal, Montreal QC.
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