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What Causes Low Heart Rate In Fetus
Several reasons: Normal fetal heart rates are 120-160bpm & as low as 110 at term. If lower, there are reasons that can be significant so an obstetrician should be able to evaluate these or make a referral to a high risk pregnancy specialist. ...Read more
Slow heart rate, also called bradycardia, is defined as a resting heart rate (pulse) less than 60 beats per minute. Having a heart rate less than 60 is not necessarily abnormal. In fact, people in good cardiovascular shape have a low heart rate. People with certain heart conditions may take medications which lower the heart rate as one of ...Read more
Depends: The fetal heart rate is expected to vary before and during labor. When contractions are strong, the stress on baby can alter the rate. A transient slowing during contractions with recovery between is expected. If it goes down low & altering mom's position some doesn't help it return, it can be a sign of fetal distress & lead to an urgent C-section. ...Read more
I went in for a second ultrasound at 8 weeks and was told the fetus was measuring 6 weeks with a low heart rate of 86. What chance of miscarriage?
A precise number. .: .... or chance of miscarriage can not be estimated from these reports, but you are right to be concerned about a low heart rate and small fetal size. Both of these ultrasound associated findings can be interpreted as risks for impending miscarriage. I understand waiting and hoping is difficult...I do hope this is just a temporary blip and all will be well. Stay in close touch with your provider. ...Read more
Fetal death: Very slow can cause fetal demise. Your OB would tell you if it was slow enough to be serious. ...Read more
Have MS. Medrol (methylprednisolone) always causes low heart rate in me / chest pain when breathe too. Tests always fine aside from heart rate. Safe to take for relapse?
Nodal dysfunction: If you have a slow heart beat you should be checked. It is possible you may have dysfunction in your conduction system of the heart. Some medications could be attributing factor. See your md. ...Read more
I assume you mean the baby's heart rate. Drops can be normal, but can also represent a problem that may require that you be delivered immediately. Direct this question to your obgyn right away!
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Can a spinal tap cause low heart rate? If not what could cause low heart rate? What am I @ risk of due to having low heart rate? How to gain normalhr
Lumbar puncture: A spinal tap would not normally cause a low heart rate, if you have a persistent low heart rate that is symptomatic a consultation with a cardiologist would be the best route to go. ...Read more
Parent had pacemaker put in due to low heart rate (30's-40's). Had high BP and is overweight. What are the likely causes of decreased heart rate?
Slow heart rate: Just answered this earlier. We had no definite cause to this. The sinus node, or the heart pacer is just simply slow in firing, could have been from previous ischemia but we can't say for certain. It is not a common condition but we see it enough and yes more in the elderly, so the ischemic theory probably is true. ...Read more
Does low heart rate in 40's cause pain when deep breath on left side under arm pit but not in chest or possible blood clot? Get worse when deep breath
Sounds like musculoskeletal.
Hear rate in 40s not normal for most people. ...Read more
I can always feel my heart beating in my stomach and cheat even when it's a low heart rate is it cause I'm focused on it due to anxiety? All I think
My Dr lower midodrine cause my BP is running on the high side now my BP running a bit low heart rate is 120 at rest and when I stand it's 140 any idea
Pacemaker: The pacemaker is likely programmed to stimulate your heart if your intrinsic rate falls below a programmed rate like 60 or 70 beats a minute. If your heart is going 90 on its own, the pacer is just monitoring to see how fast the heart is going and will 'kick in' if your heart slows to under the programmed rate. ...Read more
Possibly normal: Well conditioned athletes will have slow heart rates at rest. Other causes could be genetic conditions, medications, and some heart diseases or infections. See your primary physician to get the work up started with a thorough history and physical examination. Call 911 if you have severe dizziness, passing out, chest pain, or weakness. ...Read more
What is MPV?: I have checked a dictionary for acronyms and cannot find this one. Am pretty sure you don't mean "Muslims for Progressive Values" (one of the ones I found). The only medical term I know for MPV is "mean platelet volume" which is term found on complete blood counts. Please clarify. ...Read more
Not per se: A low heart rate is not in itself dangerous. Many well conditioned athletes have low resting heart rates with excellent cardiac health. A low heart rate that associated with cardiac disease may be an entirely different story. Resting heart rates less than 30 or low rates associated with symptoms always need investigation. ...Read more
Several: There are several possibilities. If you're a seasoned athlete, it's due to improved stroke volume (blood ejected with each contraction) requiring a reduced heart rate to achieve a given cardiac output (the product of sv and hr). Other possibilities are: medications, vagal reactions, chronotropic incompetence, av nodal block, or sick sinus syndrome. Incidentally, typhoid fever can cause it too. ...Read more
Heart rate: Two main reasons: excellent conditioning or beta blockers on board; there are others less frequent. ...Read more
Depends how slow: A low (or slow) resting heart rate may be entirely normal particularly in highly conditioned athletes. Most people have a slower heart rate when sleeping as well. These slow heart rates likely have no negative health effects. In contrast, there are some individuals who have a dangerously slow heart rate often associated with abnormal heart rhythms (such as 3rd degree heart block) or other diseases. ...Read more
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