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Invasive electrophysiology
Termination of atrio-ventricular reentrant tachycardia in a pregnant woman using transoesophageal atrial pacing and pharmacotherapy

Fryderyk Prochaczek, Hanna Winiarska, Jerzy Gałecka
Kardiol Pol 2008;66(2):217-220.

open access

Vol 66, No 2 (2008)
Other
Published online: 2008-03-03
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We describe a case of a 19-year-old pregnant woman with paroxysmal atrio-ventricular reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT). Transoesophageal atrial pacing (TAP) successfully terminated the arrhythmia, however, AVNRT restarted after 20 min and was initiated by ventricular ectopy. Intravenous metoprolol effectively suppressed ventricular ectopy and AVNRT did not recur. A modification of the ESC algorithm, with the inclusion of pacing techniques to terminate AVNRT, is proposed.

Abstract

We describe a case of a 19-year-old pregnant woman with paroxysmal atrio-ventricular reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT). Transoesophageal atrial pacing (TAP) successfully terminated the arrhythmia, however, AVNRT restarted after 20 min and was initiated by ventricular ectopy. Intravenous metoprolol effectively suppressed ventricular ectopy and AVNRT did not recur. A modification of the ESC algorithm, with the inclusion of pacing techniques to terminate AVNRT, is proposed.
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Keywords

atrio-ventricular reentrant tachycardia; pregnancy; transoesophageal atrial pacing

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Title


Invasive electrophysiology
Termination of atrio-ventricular reentrant tachycardia in a pregnant woman using transoesophageal atrial pacing and pharmacotherapy

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 66, No 2 (2008)

Pages

217-220

Published online

2008-03-03

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2008;66(2):217-220.

Keywords

atrio-ventricular reentrant tachycardia
pregnancy
transoesophageal atrial pacing

Authors

Fryderyk Prochaczek
Hanna Winiarska
Jerzy Gałecka

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