Management of a rare case of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia in pregnancy: a case report
Kutay, Salih Serdar
Başgül Yiğiter, Alin
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CitationGuducu N, Kutay SS, Ozenc E, Ciftci C, Yigiter AB, Isci H. Management of a rare case of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia in pregnancy: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2011; 5: 300. doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-5-300.
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia is a heritable disease of the heart muscle characterized by fibrofatty degeneration of cardiomyocytes. Patients present with ventricular arrhythmias or congestive heart failure, and sometimes sudden cardiac death occurs. Prenatal diagnosis has become possible with the detection of mutations, but, to the best of our knowledge, no case of prenatal diagnosis has been reported previously. There is little information about the management of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia in pregnancy, and the preferred mode of delivery is not certain; therefore, we present the case of a patient with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia and discuss the prenatal diagnosis, patient management and prognosis in pregnancy.