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How common is constant tachycardia in pregnancy? i am 32 weeks pregnant and have been tachycardic constantly for the last two weeks. my resting heart rate has not been lower than 100. the highest i have caught by pulse at has been around 160 during a pe

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
The : The pulse typically does go up during pregnancy, the the blood pressure usually goes down. I am glad that you had an extensive evaluation including an echocardiogram. However obtaining a second opinion is always a good idea and may put your mind at rest as well. Be sure you are staying well hydrated. Be sure that your thyroid testing was normal. Eating 4-5 small high protein meals a day is advisable during pregnancy.

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