Afraid i will go into afib again..

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Here is my story. I'm 42 years old and I went into afib at 21 weeks pregnant in July. I converted in the hosp about 12 hrs later. I've never had any heart problems, and no high bp. I had a 30 day event monitor which was fine no problems. They said my afib was probably do to my pregnancy because my electrolytes where out of me balance. I'm no longer on any meds. I'm just so scared it will happen again😞 how do you all deal with this?

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    How to deal with it when you are pregnant? - Eat several small meals ending with lots of large meals.The bigger your stmach gets from your in utero baby, the more pressure you'll put on the vagus nerve which then willl cause rythm issues. Its very common.


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    When i was pregnant many many years ago my heart would beat crazy. The doctors said it was due to the extra blood and stress of the pregnancy. I would think you should be fine. Keep your caffein and blood pressure under control. Keep your stress level down. Do not abuse alcohol and you should be fine. 
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    Hi,Laurie ,

    likely everthing is in OK. Pregnancy often results in bening arhithmias, without any consequecies. Although atrial fibriallation is rare in pregnency, but sometimes coold happen. Ilink here a paper here about this problem and copy here the here the summary of the paper:

    "Pregnancy is accompanied by a variety of cardiovascular changes in normal women; all of these changes are thought to promote arrhythmogenesis. Atrial fibrillation is unusual during pregnancy and it can represent a benign, self-limited lone atrial fibrillation or can be hemodynamically significant in parturient with or without structural heart disease. Management of atrial fibrillation should be the same as in nonpregnant women, but requires faster intervention, even in patients with a normal heart function, and cautious use of medication to avoid harm to the fetus. We might remember that synchronized electrical cardioversion has been performed safely during all stages of pregnancy."


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