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Is pregnancy advisable while suffering with Wolff Parkinson White syndrome in heart?

Hi I m patient with WPW in my heart and still under medication I did the sleeve surgery to reduce my weight from 138 kg to reach 65 to keep my heart in save side Now I m pregnant in 7 weeks and I can not keep it cause i m still under medications Please advise
Fri, 31 Jul 2015
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Hi,
Pregnancy is associated with an increased frequency of arrhythmia in this syndrome.
In technical terms, increased adrenergic sensitivity by estrogen, increased plasma volume, stress and anxiety during pregnancy may be predisposing factors.
Additionally, treatment of WPW syndrome in pregnancy is generally similar to that in nonpregnant state.
No diagnostic or therapeutic intervention is recommended for an asymptomatic patient like you as you mention no cardiac symptoms. However, I request you to seek a cardiologists and obstreticians advise before continuing the pregnancy as the evaluation of the drug for foetotoxic effects is required.
Hope this helps.
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