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Pregnancy and delivery in woman with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator: what we should know

Mohamed Amine Bouslama, Fehmi Ferhi, Faten Hacheni, Kaabia Ons, Khlifi Abdeljelil, Khaled Ben Jazia, Hedi Khairi

Abstract


We report the observation of a 25-year-old pregnant patient of 39 weeks of amenorrhea proposed for elective cesarean section. This patient suffers from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy since the age of 12. She has an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). The peculiarities of the ICD in the parturient and the perioperative management of the patient are being reported in this paper.

Keywords: Pregnancy, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, anesthesia



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