Cesarean section in a patient with familial cardiomyopathy and a cardioverter-defibrillator.


PURPOSE To describe the impact of maternal automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD) therapy on pregnancy outcome, and discuss the clinical rationale for regional anesthesia in parturients with AICDs. CLINICAL FEATURES A 20-yr-old primigravida with a history of familial cardiomyopathy and AICD placement presented at 39 weeks gestational age… (More)


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