Cardiac disease in pregnancy cardiac ablation

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Catheterization:

Pulmonary artery catheterization
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Cardiac Ablation

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I. Pre-existing Cardiac Disease:
Congenital Heart Disease
Repaired Congenital Heart Disease
Pulmonary Hypertension
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Connective Tissue Disorders
II. Valvular Heart Disease:
Mitral Stenosis
Mitral Regurgitation
Aortic Insufficiency
Aortic Stenosis
Mechanical Prosthetic Valves
Tissue Prosthetic Valves
III. Cardiomyopathy:
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
IV. Cardiac diseases that may develop During Pregnancy:
Arrhythmias
Acute Myocardial Infarction
Hypertension

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Overview

Catheter ablation is indicated only in rare cases of intractable arrhythmia causing cardiac decompensation. Ablation is not routinely performed because of the high radiation dose involved with catheterization (1.5 mGy).

Cardiac Ablation

Minimizing Risk to the Fetus

To minimize radiation to the pelvic and abdominal areas, the following steps may be considered:

  • Radial approach rather than the femoral approach is preferred.
  • Shield the gravid uterus to minimize radiation exposure
  • Short fluoroscopic time minimizes radiation exposure

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