Atrial paroxysmal tachycardia in pregnancy

Case report of instance during labor
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        1. An instance of paroxysmal atrial tachycardia in labor, an unusual cardiac emergency during pregnancy, is presented.
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        2. General principles of the treatment of disturbances of heart rhythm during labor are outlined.
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        3. Drug therapy, particularly for paroxysmal atrial tachycardia, is summarized for the obstetrician who may rarely encounter such an uncommon experience.
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        4. Use of a digitalis glycoside as the mainstay of definitive emergency treatment is emphasized.
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