Pacing in a Woman with Full Term Pregnancy: First Case Report in Bangladesh
A 19-year-old primigravida was diagnosed to have complete heart block (CHB) during her antenatal checkup at 36 weeks. The patient had history of syncope a few years back. She was referred to the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD). A temporary pacemaker was implanted at NICVD. She was then referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), where a baby girl was delivered by cesarean section. A permanent pacemaker was implanted later at NICVD. To our knowledge this is the first case report of pace maker implantation in a pregnant woman from Bangladesh.
Key Words: Congenital complete heart block; Pregnancy; Pacemaker.
Cardiovasc. j. 2009; 1(2) : 237-239