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Low fetal heart rate decelerations, i'm worried!?

Low fetal heart rate decelerations, i'm worried!?

In labor?: How are you finding them? Checking at home or on a monitor in the hospital? Either way, go to your closest hospital and get checked to be sure that your baby is doing ok. Good luck! ...Read more

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more


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Diastolic clock-making cardiac rate sgpt=120?

Diastolic clock-making cardiac rate sgpt=120?

Please re-send: A diastolic click is always worrisome. Get an echocardiogram. If your SGPT is that high, find out why -- repeat off alcohol, painkillers and whatever else you don't need, and if it's still up, start the work up for viral hepatitis family (B, C), hemochromatosis, Wilson's, antitrypsin deficiency, lupoid hepatitis. ...Read more

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Baby has rapid heart rate of 160!?

Baby has rapid heart rate of 160!?

How old is your baby: A heart rate of 160 can be perfectly normal in a newborn baby and with activity or fever in babies up to several months of age, so it all depends on how old your baby is and whether there have been changes in the baby's appetite or degree of alertness. Consult your pediatrician if your baby is otherwise happy playful and eating well or have him checked asap in an er if he is not stable. ...Read more

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What is a non-reassuring fetal heart rate tracing?

What is a non-reassuring fetal heart rate tracing?

Babies tell us a lot: Monitoring a fetus by fetal hr, ultrasound or the expectant woman's perception of activity is important. No one test can tell us everything we need to know, but together they can tell us which babies might be better off delivered. If a baby is near term and the testing is worrisome then obstetric specialists or subspecialists might deliver. But conditions can change. Plus every case is different. ...Read more

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Quick heart rate and a heart murmur?

Quick heart rate and a heart murmur?

Rate/murmur: What is your question? Lots of things can cause these ...Read more

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Does heart rate variability predict death?

Does heart rate variability predict death?

Define 'VARIABILITY": You must fill in the details and indicate the reason for this peculiar question. ...Read more

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Is resting heart rate and sleeping heart rate the same?

Is resting heart rate and sleeping heart rate the same?

Not exactly: Your heart rate tends to fall lower, than resting, when you are sleeping. You may also be prone to faster heart rates, during different stages of sleep or dreaming. It's not unusual for someones, otherwise healthy, heart to go slower when you are asleep. ...Read more

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What causes low fetal heart rate?

What causes low fetal heart rate?

Many causes.: Bradyarrhythmias (heart block, hypothyroidism, drugs) can lower the fetal heart rate persistently, however the most common reason is cord or placental accidents that threaten the fetal well-being. Your obstetrician and/or perinatologist should be able to help you avoid this problem. ...Read more

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Prednisone causing low fetal heart rate?

Prednisone causing low fetal heart rate?

Fetal heart rate: Use of such steroids during pregnancy has been associated with decreased variability of fetal heart rate. I am not aware of slowing down of heart rate though. You should discuss this with your ob. ...Read more

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Is 81 bmp a safe heart rate? Not resting heart rate.

Is 81 bmp a safe heart rate? Not resting heart rate.

I think so: I think ur asking if a heart rate of 81 when you are not resting (so perhaps after you exercise?) is a safe rate; if that's correct then yes 81 is probably fine. A "normal" heart rate varies depending on lots of things (age, activity, emotions, meds, hydration status, more). In general the better shape you're in, the lower your rate goes. And with vigorous exercise it can go up much higher than 81. ...Read more

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Resting heart rate of 48 bpm. Is this normal?

Resting heart rate of 48 bpm. Is this normal?

It depends: It depends on your age and physical condition. An elete athelete may have a normal resting rate of 48. It can also be low from medication like a beta blocker. A low heat rate could be suggestive of a heart conduction problem. It would be best to check with your physician. ...Read more

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Rapid heart beat at rest. Why?

Rapid heart beat at rest. Why?

Many reasons: There can be multiple reasons, including overactive thyroid, anemia, fever, dehydration, pain, abnormal heart function. ...Read more

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Rapid heart rate and unexplained pounding?

Rapid heart rate and unexplained pounding?

See your doctor: A rapid heart rate could be a sign of heart disease. See your doctor for a full work-up. ...Read more

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Chances of pregnancy loss after fetal heart beat?

Chances of pregnancy loss after fetal heart beat?

Question?: Not sure what your question is here. Is or isn't there a fetal heart beat. If there is a heart beat, for right now there is a viable pregnancy. Please clarify your concerns. ...Read more

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Is an irregular heart beat with a slow heart dangerous?

Is an irregular heart beat with a slow heart dangerous?

SEE YOUR DOCTOR: Arrythmias are heart rhythm disturbances which can be dangerous but controlled with medication and or interventional procedures. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Nausea rapid heart beat high blood pressure?

Nausea rapid heart beat high blood pressure?

See a doc: Asap please. They all could be related or you can have 2-3 separate things going on. ...Read more

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Fetal heart rate has dropped below 70, is this considered fetal distress?

Fetal heart rate has dropped below 70, is this considered fetal distress?

Fetal heart: This is very abnormal, in fetal distress there might be a temporary drop but if it is persistent, baby might be having a heart block, best is to ask your doc ...Read more

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Is an irregular heart beat in fetus always fibrillation?

Is an irregular heart beat in fetus always fibrillation?

Fast/slow/none: Assessing the fetal heart is a bit problematic. Since they are isolated inside the bag of waters, we are limited to detecting rate as fast/ slow/ normal or none. Various factors can lead to various rate changes. The fetal heart is usually beating much fast ; 130-160/min are routine. Stress can speed or slow the rate. When checking newborns, I have never had one with fibrillation in 3 decades. ...Read more

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What causes low fetal heart rate?

Many causes.: Bradyarrhythmias (heart block, hypothyroidism, drugs) can lower the fetal heart rate persistently, however the most common reason is cord or placental accidents that threaten the fetal well-being. Your obstetrician and/or perinatologist should be able to help you avoid this problem. ...Read more