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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-31

Successful delivery by a cesarean section in a parturient with severe dilated cardiomyopathy, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, and a repaired tetralogy of fallot


1 Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
2 Accident and Emergency Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

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Rafid Fayadh Al-Aqeedi
Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hamad Medical Corporation, PO Box 3050, Doha
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DOI: 10.4103/1995-705X.81556

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Repaired congenital heart disease has become more prevalent in women of childbearing age. We report an unusual case of a 24-year-old multigravida with a repaired tetralogy of Fallot, severe dilated cardiomyopathy, and implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement who was managed successfully by a cesarean section three times. This case underscores the impact of such events on maternal and fetal safety and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in the management of pregnant patients with complex congenital and medical problems.


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