Wolf-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome is a congenital heart condition in which the atrioventricular (AV) node is bypassed by an accessory pathway that connects the atria and ventricle directly. WPW syndrome in patients with a history of peripartum cardiomyopathy (pregnancy-related cardiomyopathy) is associated with a high risk of morbidity and mortality secondary to failure of the pump and the conduction system of the heart. Management of these cases deals with arrhythmia and systolic heart failure, which becomes more challenging in pregnant patients as it requires treatment methods that minimize risks to the fetus. We report a case of a young female patient with WPW syndrome and postpartum cardiomyopathy presenting with symptomatic arrhythmias (tachycardia).
Bendaram, Snigdha; Elkattawy, Sherif; Masood Noori, Muhammad Atif; Fichadiya, Hardik; Ayad, Sarah; Kaur, Parminder; Pullatt, Raja; and Shamoon, Fayez
"Management of Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome in a patient with Peri-Partum Cardiomyopathy,"
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives: Vol. 12:
1, Article 22.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.gbmc.org/jchimp/vol12/iss1/22