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What is AFib and can it affect a pregnancy?

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If you have atrial fibrillation, a common type of arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat, and are pregnant or planning to try, you might wonder how it affects pregnancy. The good news is that every year, thousands of women with atrial fibrillation deliver healthy babies.

You’ll want to work closely with your doctor to make sure your heart medications are OK for pregnancy and know what signs to watch out for, just in case.

From: AFib and Pregnancy: What to Know WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “What is atrial fibrillation?”

Journal of the American Heart Association : “Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter in Pregnant Women -- A Population‐Based Study”

Mayo Clinic: “Pregnancy and atrial fibrillation”

Journal of Atrial Fibrillation : “Management of Atrial Fibrillation in Pregnancy.”

JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology : “Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter in Pregnant Women With Heart Disease.”

Medscape: “Atrial Fib Can Raise Risk in Pregnant Women With Structural Heart Disease: Cohort Study.”

Mayo Clinic: “Blood Clots.”

American Heart Association: “Symptoms, Diagnosis & Monitoring of Arrhythmia.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on March 28, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “What is atrial fibrillation?”

Journal of the American Heart Association : “Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter in Pregnant Women -- A Population‐Based Study”

Mayo Clinic: “Pregnancy and atrial fibrillation”

Journal of Atrial Fibrillation : “Management of Atrial Fibrillation in Pregnancy.”

JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology : “Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter in Pregnant Women With Heart Disease.”

Medscape: “Atrial Fib Can Raise Risk in Pregnant Women With Structural Heart Disease: Cohort Study.”

Mayo Clinic: “Blood Clots.”

American Heart Association: “Symptoms, Diagnosis & Monitoring of Arrhythmia.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on March 28, 2019

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