New-onset Atrial Fibrillation After Cesarean Delivery; The Unusual Cardiac Event In The Postpartum Setting
Jovanna Linnen MD, Mary J. Im, MD | Drexel University College of Medicine | Philadelphia, PA
Atrial fibrillation (AF) has become a common clinical presentation during anesthetic care, and its etiology is multifactorial . However, AF without preexisting heart disease during pregnancy is rare[2, 3]. In the peripartum period, AF may cause venous thrombosis, embolism, and/or ischemic event due to increased clotting factor activity during pregnancy . In this case, a 38-year-old multigravida woman with preeclampsia presents with new-onset atrial fibrillation.