Cardioversion in late pregnancy

The anaesthetic management of a case of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Authors

  • I. KLEPPER

    1. Dr I. Klepper MB, BS, FFARCS, Registrar, Shackleton Department of Anaesthetics, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton, Hants.
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      Present post: Senior Registrar, Department of Anaesthetics, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff CF4 4XN.


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.

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