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I am pregnant but have severe svt. Is it recommended that I get a c-section?

I am pregnant but have severe svt. Is it recommended that I get a c-section?

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

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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If you have SVT while pregnant do you have to have a csection?

If you have SVT while pregnant do you have to have a csection?

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 an svt spell. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a csection if you suffer from svt. Is the epidural safe?

Is it safe to have a csection  if you suffer from svt. Is the epidural safe?

Probably: Cardiac issues are challenging during pregnancy. It really takes a team, including OB, anesthesia. cardiology and often a maternal-fetal-medicine physician. Fortunately, SVT is a relatively minor issue and can be treated effectively, quickly, if it occurs. You may want to have a discussion with your OB and cardiologist about what to expect. After delivery, consider ablation if it is offered. ...Read more

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Has anyone experience a patient having SVT during a csection? I'm afraid this will happen to me since I have svt?

Has anyone experience a patient having SVT during a csection? I'm afraid this will happen to me since I have svt?

Rarely: SVT can occur anytime during the pregnancy but especially in the last trimester. Fortunately, even for those with prior history of SVT, the incidence is low and the treatment is safe and effective. Sometimes episodes terminate on their own. SVT may happen during C-section but again this is uncommon and usually managed easily with no harm to mother or child. ...Read more

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What is SVT of the heart in pregnant woman?

What is SVT of the heart in pregnant woman?

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 therapeutic treatment is available for use during pregnancy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can I take lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) during pregnancy to control my svt?

Can I take lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) during pregnancy to control my svt?

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

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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

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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.

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

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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?

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 dont 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

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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 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?

SVT: Pregnancy changes your hormonal state and other hemodynamic related parts of your physiology. There are multiple possible reasons for the improvement with pregnancy. We generally don't recommend staying pregnant however as a treatment for svt. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant, pregnancy has been mostly complication free but I suffer from svt and can't stop fearing death during labour?

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 INTETNIST 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

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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

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

SVT : At your age svt is unlikely to be dangerous especially if limited in duration but certainly inconvenient. Beta blockers are used to treat or reduce svt in pregnancy....Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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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 breath. Is it svt? What do I do?

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 breath. 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

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I have a question about diabetes and pregnancy? Will I need a c section?

I have a question about diabetes and pregnancy? Will I need a c section?

Not necessarily: It's all depends on your level of control during pregnancy, your health and the health of the baby. If all are fine, there is no reason you will need a c-section. ...Read more

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Can a pregnancy test determine if you will need a c section?

Can a pregnancy test determine if you will need a c section?

With 40% accuracy.: If you are pregnant in the us nowadays you face a ~40% cesarean section risk, so in that sense a positive pregnany test must prepare you for the possibility ahead, . ...Read more

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Why can't pregnant women decide to not have a c-section?

Why can't pregnant women decide to not have a c-section?

Joint decision: It is the role of the obstetrician to explain to a woman the situation he/she anticipates at the time of delivery, which may be such that the safest route of delivery is a c/section. A reasonable physician and a reasonable woman should be able to agree on what is the best for the baby and the mother. ...Read more

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I had C-section in march'14 and planning to get pregnant in September'14 . is that ok?

I had C-section in march'14 and planning to get pregnant in September'14 . is that ok?

If you want : It is recommended to wait 6-12 months after a c section. Spacing your children out further is a decision for you and your husband ...Read more

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Can getting a c-section cause chemical pregnancy?

Can getting a c-section cause chemical pregnancy?

No: A chemical pregnancy is when a woman gets pregnant, has a positive pregnancy test, but then miscarries so early she doesn't even miss a period. After a c/s or vaginal birth the pregnancy hormone levels takes some weeks to go to zero, so a pregnancy test can be positive then for a short time, but it's not a true pregnancy or a chemical pregnancy. ...Read more

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What tears exactly during repeat C-section pregnancy?

What tears exactly during repeat C-section pregnancy?

Bad complication: Uterine rupture in pregnancy is a rare and often catastrophic complication with a high incidence of fetal and maternal morbidity. Several factors are known to increase the risk of uterine rupture, but, even in high-risk subgroups, the overall incidence of uterine rupture is low. It is about (0.07%). ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Supraventricular Tachycardia (Definition)

A condition in which the electric impulses that control the pace of the heart are not ...Read more