Catheter Ablation of Arrhythmia During Pregnancy

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2015 Jun;26(6):698-702. doi: 10.1111/jce.12675. Epub 2015 May 8.


Cardiac arrhythmia as a complication of pregnancy can be problematic to maternal health and fetal life and development. Catheter ablation of tachyarrhythmias during pregnancy has been successfully performed in selected patients with limited experience. Techniques to limit maternal and fetal radiation exposure, including intracardiac echo and electroanatomic mapping systems, are particularly important in this setting. Specific accommodations are necessary in the care of the gravid patient during catheter ablation.

Keywords: AV node reentry; WPW syndrome; catheter ablation; pregnancy; supraventricular tachycardia.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Catheter Ablation*
  • Female
  • Fetal Development
  • Humans
  • Maternal Health
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / surgery*
  • Tachycardia, Supraventricular / surgery*