Thank you for giving me the opportunity to respond to this letter. I think the great value of case reports is that they provide an opportunity for practitioners to compare protocols and practices with their own experience. When we wrote our article,
1the addition of isoproterenol (isoprenaline) was discussed but as we, nor our cardiology colleagues, had personal experience in the use of it in pregnancy we felt it prudent to leave the drug out of our algorithm rather than recommend its use purely based on theory. I am delighted that a group has experience in its use and feels it should be added to our original algorithm. I am sure isoproterenol could be a valuable drug in an emergency, especially where external pacing is not available.
- Adekanye O.
- Srinivas K.
- Collis R.E.
Bradyarrhythmias in pregnancy: a case report and review of management.
Int J Obstet Anesth. 2007; 16: 165-170
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- Bradyarrhythmias in pregnancy: a case report and review of management.Int J Obstet Anesth. 2007; 16: 165-170
Published online: September 22, 2011
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