Saturday, July 21, 2018

Cardioversion during pregnancy

Q; Cardioversion during pregnancy affects the rhythm of the fetus and fetus should be delivered prior to cardioversion?

A) True 
B) False

Answer:  B

Cardioversion can be performed safely during pregnancy and it does not affect fetus' rhythm, though it is recommended that the fetal heart rate is monitored.



1.vogel jh, pryor r, blount sg jr. direct-current defibrillation during pregnancy. jama 1965; 193:970.

2. Schroeder JS, Harrison DC. Repeated cardioversion during pregnancy. Treatment of refractory paroxysmal atrial tachycardia during 3 successive pregnancies. Am J Cardiol 1971; 27:445.

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