Treatment of Arrhythmias During Pregnancy

Luis D. Pacheco, Mostafa Eyada, George R. Saade

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Cardiac disease is the most common cause of maternal mortality in developed nations. Cardiac arrhythmias are frequent among patients with structural heart disease and may require immediate treatment to prevent hemodynamic instability leading to acute maternal and fetal decompensation. Antiarrhythmic therapy during pregnancy should follow the same principles recommended for nonpregnant individuals. Although multidisciplinary management is recommended, obstetricians, and maternal-fetal medicine specialists may sometimes need to emergently recognize and treat rhythm anomalies before support services become available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-175
Number of pages13
JournalClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • bradycardia
  • cardioversion
  • pregnancy
  • tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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