Ask her doctor. For almost all babies, sleeping on the back is best because it decreases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome ('crib death"). For many types of congenital heart defects, sleep position does not affect cardiac function, but talk to her cardiologist to be sure.
I have a heart pain occasionally at night when I sleep on my left, once I shift my sleeping posture it goes away. Am I facing a heart problem?
Heart pain. This is more likely pain from your chest muscles and ribs. It would be highly unlikely to be heart pain. Relax and do not worry so much. Change you sleep positions more often. Live a healthy life style.
Chest pain. There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it.
Recently a few times when I am lying on my bed trying to sleep or waking up from my sleep, my heart beats strongly. Do I have a heart problem?
No, unless. It happens frequently (10/minute) or continuously (multiple in a row before stopping). They are likely benign, ventricular or atrial premature beats which we all experience.
No evidence for this. There is no data correlating sleep paralysis and heart conditions. Sleep paralysis occurs when the part of the brain responsible for turning off our muscles during dream sleep, continues to stay on momentarily when we become awake. It usually lasts for a few seconds to less than a minute. It can be frightening but never life threatening.
What to do if I have a heart problem that is yet to be diagnosed following tests, is it possible my reoccurent sleep paralysis is related to my heart?
No. Sleep paralysis is a form of narcolepsy and has nothing to do with heart disease. If the brakes in your car squeak, does that mean you have heart disease?
Not as likely today. Remarkable improvements in pre-delivery diagnosis and after birth interventions have made congenital heart problems much more manageable today. With newer technology, a heart defect can often be noted before delivery, then you probably will be advised to deliver at a hospital with a dedicated pediatric cardiology team on standby. There life-saving surgery or medication can be given immediately.
No. In fact, most babies with congenital heart disease are expected to reach adulthood. Some of the more severe lesions have up to a 30% mortality in the first year, however these are less common than the more treatable defects.
Pain. Very unlikely to be heart related.
I have been getting pain to just my left side over my heart, can this be a heart problem? It feels like a sharp pain, like needles then it goes away.
Yes. Anytime you have sharp chest pain, you should see a doctor. I don't know you health, but certainly heart problems can occur in your age group. See your pcp and get your heart checked. But might be heartburn, stomach pain, lung problem, esophagus problem, but it also might be your heart.