Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and pregnancy: a safe combination?

@article{Natale1997ImplantableCA,
  title={Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and pregnancy: a safe combination?},
  author={Andrea Natale and Tima Davidson and Mary Jane Geiger and Kristin L Newby},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1997},
  volume={96 9},
  pages={2808-12}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the outcome of pregnancy in women with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). METHODS AND RESULTS A multicenter retrospective analysis was performed on women with an ICD who became pregnant. Data were collected on 44 patients. The mean age and ejection fraction at the time of the initial ICD implant were 25.6+/-4.9 years and 49.8+/-9.7%, respectively. The mean follow-up after the ICD implant was 4.8+/-2.8 years. Forty-two… CONTINUE READING

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