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Fast Pulse During Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Is it nirmal to have tachycardia during pregnancy, 20 wks pregnant with twins resting hearbeats 106 if walk goes as high as 186.ecg scans are fine?
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 ECG is reassuring. Rest! Best of luck w/ the pregnancy, & congrats ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
Would heart failure show up on an ekg? I have had a lot of shortness of breath and sinus tachycardia that has gotten worse during my pregnancy!worried
SVT & pregnancy: Svt, or supraventricular tachycardia can be serious in pregnancy for two reasons. First some of the meds used to treat preterm labor can cause or worsen svt. In addition, episodes of svt can lower blood pressure or cause syncope either of these can be harmful to the fetus. If you have any episodes of tachycardia, see your physician right away. ...Read more
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