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Keywords:

  • Anaesthesia;
  • obstetric;
  • cardioversion;
  • Heart;
  • tachydysrhythmias;
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Summary

A case history is presented of a woman with known Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome who, in late pregnancy, developed repeated supraventricular tachycardia, requiring direct current cardioversion.

The anaesthetic problems and some pharmacological aspects of the management are discussed.