Ventricular tachycardia triggered by pregnancy in left-ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy: a controversial indication to automated defibrillator implantation

Submitted: March 21, 2020
Accepted: June 19, 2020
Published: August 3, 2020
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Left-ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) is a rare form of cardiomyopathy. Its clinical presentation is highly variable and during pregnancy is frequently associated with heart failure, embolic events, and arrhythmias. Herein we report a case of a woman with left ventricular non-compaction who had an automated defibrillator implantation for recurrent ventricular arrhythmias during pregnancy. During pregnancy and at long-term follow-up no interventions of the device were documented. In conclusion, the management of malignant arrhythmias during pregnancy is one of the concerns for patients with LVNC and requires a careful approach in third-level centers.

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Gherbesi, Elisa, Carla Bonanomi, Vera Bottari, and Gian Battista Danzi. 2020. “Ventricular Tachycardia Triggered by Pregnancy in Left-Ventricular Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy: A Controversial Indication to Automated Defibrillator Implantation”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 90 (3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1280.