Successful Termination of Atrial Flutter by Ibutilide During Pregnancy
Article first published online: 28 FEB 2007
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume 30, Issue 2, pages 283–286, February 2007
How to Cite
BURKART, T. A., KRON, J., MILES, W. M., CONTI, J. B. and GONZALEZ, M. D. (2007), Successful Termination of Atrial Flutter by Ibutilide During Pregnancy. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 30: 283–286. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2007.00664.x
- Issue published online: 28 FEB 2007
- Article first published online: 28 FEB 2007
- Received February 20, 2006; revised June 11, 2006; accepted June 19, 2006.
- atrial flutter;
- pregnancy electrophysiology
Sustained atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter during pregnancy are uncommon arrhythmias that can significantly complicate normal prenatal care. Direct current external cardioversion is the current method of terminating these arrhythmias. In practice, however, this technique is sometimes considered undesirable by both physician and patients due to the need for deep sedation or anesthesia. In the present study, we describe the use of ibutilide to safely terminate symptomatic persistent atrial flutter in a patient during her 24th week of pregnancy.