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Is it normal to have fast and stronge heart pulse during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have fast and stronge heart pulse during pregnancy?

Not unusual: The blood volume increases gradually through the middle of pregnancy. The cardiac output also tends to go up. This can lead to the sense of more forceful heart beats. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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


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Is fast pulse any threat in pregnancy?

Is fast pulse any threat in pregnancy?

Most likely only: if it was due to a dangerous arthymia. The average pulse rate for a pregnant woman is reported to be 85 to 90. Please discuss with your obstetrician if you have concerns. ...Read more

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What are the risks of heart conditions like tachycardia during a pregnancy?

What are the risks of heart conditions like tachycardia during a pregnancy?

Depends: Tachycardia has many causes, which dramatically change whether or not there is any worrisome effect on pregnancy. If you are tachycardic and short of breath in pregnancy, you should seek medical advise today. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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Is tachycardia normal in pregnancy? My pulse is 136.

Is tachycardia normal in pregnancy? My pulse is 136.

Not uncommon: In pregnancy but talk to your OB & get an ekg to verify it is sinus tachycardia & not an arrythmia. ...Read more

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Is a supraventricular tachycardia dangerous in pregnancy?

Is a supraventricular tachycardia dangerous in pregnancy?

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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Postural tachycardia syndrome and possible pregnancy; related?

Postural tachycardia syndrome and possible pregnancy; related?

No: But you probably don't have pots, which is a rare entity. First, you need an accurate diagnosis: both of the pregnancy and then of the tachycardia. After your urine or blood test, consider getting a tilt table test and wearing an event monitor. ...Read more