Literature Review: treating dysrrhythmias in pregnant patients

Emergency Cardiology Literature Review & Updates with Dr. Amal Mattu


A 25-year-old woman G2P1 with no known PMHx is in full term labor when she experiences palpitations and is noted to be tachycardic. The following ECG is obtained:

Before watching the video, look closely at this ECG and ask yourself:

  1. What is the heart rate and underlying rhythm?
  2. What treatment options are contraindicated in this patient?
  3. How would you manage this case?