Catecholaminergic Ventricular Tachycardia, Pregnancy and Teenager: Are They Compatible?
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Arrhythmias in pregnancy are becoming more common given more available and effective medical, ablation and device treatment options. Several changes associated with pregnancy, increased blood volume, cardiac output, and heart rate secondary to an increased sympathetic state, facilitate more frequent occurrences of arrhythmias throughout the pregnancy and during labor and delivery. We present a case of successful pregnancy in a teenage female with a previous diagnosis of CPVT, followed by a review of the literature.
KeywordsCatecholaminergic ventricular tachycardia Pregnancy Vaginal delivery Implantable defibrillator
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