Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy in pregnancy

Joseph, A. C., Prapa, M., Pellicori, P. , Mabote, T., Nasir, M. and Clark, A. L. (2016) Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy in pregnancy. Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, 17(10), pp. 762-766. (doi: 10.2459/jcm.0000000000000209) (PMID:25486585)

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Heart failure in pregnancy is rare, but usually ascribed to peripartum cardiomyopathy in the absence of other possible diagnoses. However, heart failure can develop solely due to a tachycardia, so-called ‘tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy’. The incidence of tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy in pregnancy is unknown, but it is a treatable and potentially reversible cause of heart failure. Clinically, tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy during pregnancy might present in a similar manner, but its management has to be individualized according to the arrhythmic substrate and usually involve multidisciplinary input from specialists in obstetrics, cardiac electrophysiology and heart failure.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pellicori, Dr Pierpaolo
Authors: Joseph, A. C., Prapa, M., Pellicori, P., Mabote, T., Nasir, M., and Clark, A. L.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
Journal Name:Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Publisher:Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
ISSN (Online):1558-2035

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