Management of patient with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy during pregnancy
Article first published online: 13 AUG 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2012 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Volume 39, Issue 1, pages 390–394, January 2013
How to Cite
Iriyama, T., Kamei, Y., Kozuma, S. and Taketani, Y. (2013), Management of patient with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy during pregnancy. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 39: 390–394. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2012.01954.x
- Issue published online: 7 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 13 AUG 2012
- Received: February 16 2012.; Accepted: May 10 2012.
- arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy;
- ventricular tachycardia
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a cardiac disease that affects the right side of the heart and causes ventricular arrhythmias. It is considered as the most common cause of sudden cardiac death in young adults. However, risk and optimal management of ARVC during pregnancy and delivery remain unclear due to the small number of reported cases. Here we report a case of successful management of pregnancy and delivery in a patient with ARVC, who had a history of sustained ventricular tachycardia from her previous pregnancy.