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What does my fast heart rate during pregnancy mean?
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: High output
During pregnancy, here is a significant increase in plasma volume, creating a dilutional effect on one's blood counts (anemia).
This coupled with the large flow of blood from maternal circulation to the placenta causes a compensatory rise in heart rate to generate the necessary cardiac output and deliver enough oxygen to the tissues.

In brief: High output
During pregnancy, here is a significant increase in plasma volume, creating a dilutional effect on one's blood counts (anemia).
This coupled with the large flow of blood from maternal circulation to the placenta causes a compensatory rise in heart rate to generate the necessary cardiac output and deliver enough oxygen to the tissues.
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