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Pregnancy complicated by chronic cardiomyopathy and an automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1497058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
J M Piper; M Berkus; L E Ridgway
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  167     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1992 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-10     Completed Date:  1992-09-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  506-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / complications,  therapy*
Chronic Disease
Electric Countershock* / instrumentation
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular*
Prostheses and Implants*
Tachycardia / etiology

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