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New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation after cesarean delivery; The unusual cardiac event in the postpartum setting


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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 [1]. 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 [4]. In this case, a 38-year-old multigravida woman with preeclampsia presents with new-onset atrial fibrillation.

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