I am 31 years old and currently 10 weeks pregnant with my second baby.
Following the birth of my first little boy, I have been going into AF every couple of months, needing IV flecinide to cardiovert me.
As my husband and I were keen to have another baby and I wasn’t keen to avoid taking long term medication, I opted to have an ablation, which I had in November last year.
I was discharged from the cardiologist in January.
Since becoming pregnant I have been in AF twice, both times requiring Flecinide to cardiovert and the most recent required admission to the coronary care unit. My heart rate was 170bmp when in AF.
Obviously because of the pregnancy, I’m a little more difficult to treat etc. The cardiologists and obstetric team have advised that I start taking a low dose of Bisoprolol to keep me in sinus rhythm.
Does anybody have a similar experience? I am not keen to take the meds especially as I am still in the first trimester but I am also aware of the risks to both me and the baby if I keep going into AF and needed flecinide.