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How concerning is an irregular heartbeat in pregnancy?

How concerning is an irregular heartbeat in pregnancy?

Irregular heartbeat: An irregular heartbeat is concerning at any time including pregnancy and there are multiple causes. You should talk with your OB so that further evaluation can be done. This is assuming that the irregular heartbeat is yours and not the baby. In either case it should be looked at. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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What complications can arise from an irregular heartbeat in pregnancy?

What complications can arise from an irregular heartbeat in pregnancy?

It all depends: It all depends on what type of "irregular heart beat" we are talking about;this can vary from extremely benign(such as in isolated irregular heart beats), to quite severe;so unless youcan be more specific, or , have a diagnosis, I am afraid the question cannot be accurately answered. ...Read more

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What could it mean if I have chest pains on my right side during and after drinking a couple of drinks..Knowing i already have an irregular heartbeat?

What could it mean if I have chest pains on my right side during and after drinking a couple of drinks..Knowing i already have an irregular heartbeat?

Chest pains not nl: Difficult to determine why you are having chest pains upon drinking beverages. So, it's best to consult your physician, or cardiologist if this continues, as it's not normal to have this happen. You didn't specify which type of drinks, so if it's alcoholic beverages you are referring to, this may be increase or exacerbate the feelings of chest pain that may or may not be referred. It must be cked! ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause slight T wave inversion? I ve had around 30 ECG during the last 6 months (everytime it was because i went to the ER after having a panic attack and feeling of irregular heartbeat). 28 times i ve had normal ECG but 2 times i ve had what

Can anxiety cause slight T wave inversion?

I ve had around 30 ECG during the last 6 months (everytime it was because i went to the ER after having a panic attack and feeling of irregular heartbeat). 28 times i ve had normal ECG but 2 times i ve had what

Unlikely: T waves are usually inverted in aVR and often leads III, aVL, aVF & V1, An inverted t wave in any single lead is considered a "normal variant." Anxiety doesn't cause T wave inversion but, in your case, it is causing multiple ER visits & EKG's and probably more anxiety. You sound miserable but what you need is appropriate & aggressive treatment for your anxiety, not more EKG's. ...Read more

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What advice would i get about wanting another child when I have sjögren's , raynauds , ic and irregular heart beat?Just curious if pregnancy is safe.

What advice would i get about wanting another child when I have sjögren's , raynauds , ic and irregular heart beat?Just curious if pregnancy is safe.

See details: That is a question impossible to answer over the internet from doctors who have never participated in your care. There are so many variables in your situation. I urge you to discuss this with the doctors who know you best. ...Read more

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I lost 150 pounds after pregnancy.Can i get a tummy tuck safely with raynauds, sjögren's, and ic and irregular heart beat?

I lost 150 pounds after pregnancy.Can i get a tummy tuck safely with raynauds, sjögren's, and ic and irregular heart beat?

Too many variables: Nope. You need a complete and thorough surgical and medical evaluation so that any risk to your life from surgery and anesthesia can be accurately assessed. ...Read more

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Can a fetus' heart beat be detected during the early stages of ectopic pregnancy?

Can a fetus' heart beat be detected during the early stages of ectopic pregnancy?

Yes, on ultrasound: Yes with an ectopic, you can sometimes see a heartbeat on ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is coughing up bloody mucus, shortness of breath, and rapid heart beat normal during pregnancy?

Is coughing up bloody mucus, shortness of breath, and rapid heart beat normal during pregnancy?

No!: that's never normal, pregnant or not. If you think it's just allergies or congestion you can see how it goes, if worried see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have irregular heartbeat?

Feel it.: You can test this at home by checking your pulse at the wrist at your neck or putting your hand over your heart. Alternatively you can get much more detail by obtaining and electrocardiogram (ekg), but irregularity that occurs randomly is not liable to be picked on on such testing. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about an irregular heartbeat?

Irreg heart beat: hello ~ yes you should be concerned but not worried. The vast majority of irreg heart beats are benign atrial ectopic beats but some can be of more concern. Please visit your doc and have a resting and stress ECG and then a HOLTER test is necessary. This will identify the nature of the irregularity, and treatment if necessary. Thanks ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Irregular Heartbeat (Definition)

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