Ventricular tachycardia triggered by pregnancy in left-ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy: a controversial indication to automated defibrillator implantation

Abstract

Left-ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) is a rare form of cardiomyopathy. Its clinical presentation is highly variable and during pregnancy is frequently associated with heart failure, embolic events, and arrhythmias. Herein we report a case of a woman with left ventricular non-compaction who had an automated defibrillator implantation for recurrent ventricular arrhythmias during pregnancy. During pregnancy and at long-term follow-up no interventions of the device were documented. In conclusion, the management of malignant arrhythmias during pregnancy is one of the concerns for patients with LVNC and requires a careful approach in third-level centers.

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Published
2020-08-03
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Cardiology - Case Reports
Keywords:
Isolated noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium, cardiomyopathies, cardiac arrhythmias, pregnancy
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Gherbesi, E., Bonanomi, C., Bottari, V., & Danzi, G. B. (2020). Ventricular tachycardia triggered by pregnancy in left-ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy: a controversial indication to automated defibrillator implantation. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 90(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1280