Digitalis-Like Induced Arrhythmia in a Patient with Rheumatic Mitral Regurgitation Complicated by Preeclampsia

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2010-01-01

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Informa Healthcare

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Objective. To report a case of cardiac arrhythmia related to a low dose of endovenous lanatoside C. Case report. A 23-year-old pregnant woman with mitral regurgitation complicated with preeclampsia and pulmonary edema presented 2 episodes of atrial tachycardia induced by a intravenous digitalis (2 mg, IV and 1 mg, IV, respectively). Conclusion. This case calls attention to the need for further studies analysing the security of digoxin use in preeclampsia.</.

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Hypertension In Pregnancy. London: Informa Healthcare, v. 29, n. 2, p. 148-152, 2010.