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Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular
Print version ISSN 0102-7638
PAULA, Leonardo Jorge Cordeiro de; RIBEIRO, Henrique Barbosa; OLIVEIRA JUNIOR, Roberto Márcio de and SILVA, Kátia Regina da. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator in pregnant women with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc [online]. 2010, vol.25, n.3, pp. 406-409. ISSN 0102-7638. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-76382010000300019.
We describe the successful implantation of a cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) in two pregnant women with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at high risk. The indication of ICD and the necessary care for ICD implantation during pregnancy are discussed and were the main objectives of this case report.
Keywords : Defibrillators, implantable; Cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic; Death, sudden, cardiac; Pregnancy.