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Case 2-2021: A 26-Year-Old Pregnant Woman with Ventricular Tachycardia and Shock

List of authors.
  • Nandita S. Scott, M.D.,
  • Sunu S. Thomas, M.D.,
  • Doreen DeFaria Yeh, M.D.,
  • Andrew S. Fox, M.D.,
  • and R. Neal Smith, M.D.

A 26-year-old pregnant woman presented at 32 weeks of gestation with cardiogenic shock after cardiac arrest. The troponin T level was markedly elevated, an electrocardiogram showed right bundle-branch block, and echocardiography revealed severe left ventricular hypokinesis. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was performed. A diagnosis and management decisions were made.

Funding and Disclosures

This case was presented at the Medical Case Conference.

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Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (N.S.S., S.S.T., D.D.Y.), Radiology (A.S.F.), and Pathology (R.N.S.), Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Departments of Medicine (N.S.S., S.S.T., D.D.Y.), Radiology (A.S.F.), and Pathology (R.N.S.), Harvard Medical School both in Boston.

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