U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
United Kingdom
A 30-year-old female asked:

20 wks pregnant twins,7 mins walk heart beat goes 180+,chest xray,ecg blood tests fine,dr say just pregnancy causing this,should i be concerned?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
Not unusual: It may not be "normal", but it is not unusual to have a high resting heart rate during pregnancy, as the resting metabolic rate has to increase (to pump enough blood for the fetus). Also, the blood volume increases, along with total body water, & these changes place a stress on the heart which responds by pumping faster. The normal reg ECG is reassuring. Rest! Best of luck w/ the pregnancy, & TTYD

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Nov 3, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.