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Case report on the treatment of atrial fibrillation in a pregnant woman of 33 weeks’ gestation

DOI: 10.4236/ojog.2014.41002    3,458 Downloads   4,964 Views   Citations

ABSTRACT

This case report highlights a recent case in the Rotunda Hospital of a patient of 33 weeks’ gestation with fast atrial fibrillation. She had an unusual presentation given that she had no prior cardiac history or obvious aetiology. She underwent successful DC cardioversion and was well on discharge. Follow-up with cardiology has been arranged.

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Murphy, N. , Sugrue, D. and McKenna, P. (2014) Case report on the treatment of atrial fibrillation in a pregnant woman of 33 weeks’ gestation. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4, 8-9. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2014.41002.

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