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Successful radiofrequency ablation of an accessory pathway during pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9990613     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The preexcitation syndrome is a rare entity during pregnancy. We present a 20-week pregnant patient with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and recurrent episodes of tachycardia with hemodynamic compromise refractory to medical treatment that required electrical cardioversion several times. Due to the poor evolution we performed a successful radiofrequency ablation of a right posteroseptal accessory pathway using 70 seconds of total fluoroscopy time without complications. We consider this is an alternative and safer treatment in those cases in which the tachyarrhythmias compromise the hemodynamic state during pregnancy.
Authors:
A Domínguez; P Iturralde; A G Hermosillo; L Colin; S Kershenovich; L M Garrido
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  1999 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-26     Completed Date:  1999-05-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Electrophysiology Department, Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chavez, México City, México.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Catheter Ablation* / methods
Electrocardiography
Female
Heart Conduction System / surgery*
Humans
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / surgery*
Tachycardia, Supraventricular / complications,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome / complications,  physiopathology,  surgery*

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