Hormone Sensitive Idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardia Associated With Pregnancy: Successful Induction With Progesterone and Radiofrequency Ablation
Article first published online: 7 MAY 2010
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Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Volume 22, Issue 1, pages 95–98, January 2011
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MAKHIJA, A., SHARADA, K., HYGRIV RAO, B., THACHIL, A. and NARSIMHAN, C. (2011), Hormone Sensitive Idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardia Associated With Pregnancy: Successful Induction With Progesterone and Radiofrequency Ablation. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 22: 95–98. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2010.01797.x
- Issue published online: 14 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 7 MAY 2010
- Manuscript received 29 December 2009; Revised manuscript received 24 March 2010; Accepted for publication 24 March 2010.
- catheter ablation;
- ventricular tachycardia;
Successful Induction With Progesterone and Radiofrequency Ablation. Verapamil-sensitive idiopathic left ventricular tachycardia in pregnancy is a rare diagnosis. We report a case of a primigravida female with new onset fascicular ventricular tachycardia that was managed with oral verapamil. Post pregnancy, the tachycardia was not inducible in the electrophysioplogy lab. Progesterone, a hormone associated with pregnant state, was used to successfully induce the tachycardia, which was ablated. This is the first reported case of an idiopathic ventricular tachycardia associated with pregnancy that could be induced later by recreating the hormonal milieu associated with pregnant state. (J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, Vol. 22, pp. 95-98, January 2011)