Chapter 16. Heart Rhythm Disorders

  1. Celia Oakley MD, FRCP, FESC, FACC1 and
  2. Carole A Warnes MD, FRCP, FACC2
  1. David Lefroy and
  2. Dawn Adamson

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470994955.ch16

Heart Disease in Pregnancy, Second Edition

Heart Disease in Pregnancy, Second Edition

How to Cite

Lefroy, D. and Adamson, D. (2007) Heart Rhythm Disorders, in Heart Disease in Pregnancy, Second Edition (eds C. Oakley and C. A. Warnes), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470994955.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor (Emeritus) of Clinical Cardiology, Imperial College School of Medicine at Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

  2. 2

    Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Internal Medicine and Pediatric Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405134880

Online ISBN: 9780470994955



  • heart rhythm disorders;
  • pregnancy;
  • arrhythmia;
  • tachycardia;
  • ion channelopathy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Incidence and prevalence of arrhythmia during pregnancy

  • Tachycardia mechanisms and arrhythmogenic effects of pregnancy

  • Clinical presentation and investigation

  • Anti-arrhythmic drugs

  • DC cardioversion

  • Implantable cardioverter de.brillators

  • Management of specific arrhythmias

  • Postpartum management