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Pregnant With Svt
30 year old pregnant female with SVT on 40 mg of sotalol/day. Also, have a reversed cervical curve. Having pain where cartoid arteries are?
Probably ok: Carotodynia is an old-fashioned term used to describe nonspecific aching in the carotid bulb region. Other than feeling uncomfortable there is probably no serious repercussions. If visual changes, speech changes, or motor deficits are occurring then the discomfort needs to be checked out immediately by a local physician. Otherwise, I would observe and not treat. Good luck with your pregnancy! ...Read more
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
Ask cardiologist: Generally speaking.... A vaginal delivery is easier on the heart than a c-section. If your SVT is worsened by exertion and exercise than you may do better with a c-section. If your SVT is controllable with medications than you may be able to have a vaginal delivery. ...Read more
I am pregnant and diagnosed with svt. During a 24-hr holter test, my heart rate reached 130. I am concerned about being on propranerolol pregnant.?
Not that bad: Any med during preg is not good but as long as you have a close follow up with you OB & g and cardiologist. Uncommon to have svt at the heart rate of 130. ...Read more
No : It can be dealt with using medications before or during delivery as needed. Btw, the act of childbirth with "pushing" is very effective therapy for terminating a svt spell. ...Read more
SVT: Supraventricular tachycardia (svt) is the same in pregnant women as it is in any adult. The difference is not only does the woman have symptoms, the fetus may suffer as well. It is an abnormal fast heart beat, generally over 180, up to as high as 220-240. Preventive and treatment is available for use during pregnancy. ...Read more
Diagnose w/ hyperthyroidism & SVT in 2011. Have episodes of SVT frequently but everything is normal when I'm pregnant, now it's coming back slowly, y?
Please check with OB: Pregnancy and svt should be closely monitored by your obstetrician! Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) would not be my drug of choice with your pregnancy in mind; would rather have prescribed an alpha-blocker... And any medication must be category b. Please check with your o.B.! ...Read more
I have a leaky heart valve and now found out I am pregnant. Will one most likely effect the other? I have SVT and a leaky heart valve. I just found out I'm pregnant and want to know if I should be concerned and what danger signs to be aware of if any.
That : That is a very good question and it is good that you are thinking ahead. To be safe, you should be evaluated by a cardiologist and by a high-risk perinatologist. Keep a close eye on any symptoms you have, and notify a physician immediately if you have a concern. Particularly, if you develop any palpitations, light-headedness, fainting, or chest discomfort you must be seen immediately. ...Read more
I have svt, i usually get episodes once a month (fast heart rate)but everytime im pregnant, nothing happens, then after birth it come back again. Why?
I'm 39 weeks pregnant, pregnancy has been mostly complication free but I suffer from svt and can't stop fearing death during labour?
ARRYTHMIA: ARRYTHMIA like SVT can be seen during PRRGNANCY DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME AND HIGH OUTPUT STATE. It is usually managed very effectively. Followup with your INTERNIST AND CARDIOLOGIST to get SX managed. Stay well hydrated & limit Caffeine ingestion. Discuss MAGINEX SUPPLEMENT with your docs. To relieve Anxiety get the ANXIETY & PHOBIA WORKBOOK. EFT(EFT CLINIC APP)& EMDR(HEMIBALANCE APP) will help. ...Read more
5 months pregnant &I have a really bad cold. I was prescribed z-pack to help with the infection, but I'm concerned because I had an ablation for svt?
No cold medication: Z-pack & cold medication together more commonly causes arrhythmia problem. I am a Doc, but I think sucking Zinc lozengers goodfor cold. Colds don't usually require antibiotics unless U R producing yellow-green nasal D/C. Better not to choose Z-pack, could use Cefzil(Generic). Afrin or Neosynephrine clear UR nasal passages, but effect lasts few days unless U use Fluticasone as well. F/U w MD. ...Read more
Is SVT dangerous? I keep having thease attacks where mt heart will beat erratic for a short period. I am also 31 weeks pregnant. Will it affect my kid
I have SVT on my heart an I'm also 36 weeks pregnant. I just threw up and I'm now having chest pain. Should I go to the emergancy room?
Yes: Go to the er as this treatable both short & long term. ...Read more
I had catheter ablation last year for SVT avnrt. Now I am 9weeks pregnant and have irregular heartbeats again. My heart pauses for 10 sec before the next beat. I can't breathe. Is it svt? What do I do?
Revisit the issue: Please let the electrophysiologist performed the procedure know this without delays... In addition, keep your ob/gyn informed of this as well... Wishing you the best luck! ...Read more
SVT & pregnancy: Svt, or supraventricular tachycardia can be serious in pregnancy for two reasons. First some 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
Is it safe to be pregnant and for the baby, if you have episodes of supraventricular tachycardia?
Generally safe: There is little or no risk to the baby if the episodes are brief and well tolerated by mom. However, it depends on the frequency, rate and duration of the episodes. More important question is how is the svt controlled, what medications? These may be harmful to the fetus. You need to be followed by a mfm specialist. ...Read more
24 weeks pregnant and drs want to put me on Metoprolol for supraventricular tachycardia. They say it's fine but online says it's pregnant cat. C! Safe?
Metoprolol: Yes, it is category C. However, your tachycardia can easily be a much bigger problem for the health of your pregnancy. During your bouts of tachycardia the blood flow to the placenta is compromised to a certain extent. Repeated bouts of tachycardia could affect the development of your baby. It is a balancing act, but taking the medicine is almost always the better choice for the pregnancy ...Read more
Can vary: People with SVT usually feel a sensation of a racing heartbeat, or palpitations. Other symptoms can include chest discomfort, shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, or nausea. Rarely patients experience passing out, also called syncope. Generally these symptoms are sudden in their onset and termination. Interestingly, patients often complain of a fullness in the neck or an urge to urinate. ...Read more
Very rare: This rhythm disturbance can be treated emergently by electrical cardioversion or drug therapy. It can be associated with WPW syndrome which can result in extremely fast heart rate and vascular collapse. Fortunately this condition can be cured by ablation therapy. In the majority of patients it doesn't cause severe symptoms and can be managed with medical therapy. ...Read more
Rarely: Generally, Atenolol suppresses SVT. In rare cases, it can affect your heart to make some types of SVT worse. Also, it can rarely speed up the heart rate, by slowing down certain parts of the hearts electrical system more than others. Lastly, withdrawal from atenolol can make SVT worse, so don't stop the medication too abruptly. See a heart rhythm specialist for treatment options and evaluation ...Read more
Yes and no: Stimulant drugs don't "cause" svt. To have svt there usually needs to ba an abnormal electrical circuit in the heart. However, stimulant drugs can sometimes cause extra beats, like pac's or pvc's which can trigger svt in someone who has this abnormal circuit. For this reason, they should be avoided if possible. However, the need for stimulant medications needs to be balanced against the side effec. ...Read more