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Elevated heartbeat for prolonged time in my unborn baby. They are talking about taking it. Whats going on?
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends.
Many etiologies to persistent fetal tachycardia (i.
e. >160 beats per minute for >10 minutes): infection, fever, acidosis, structural cardiac defects, true tachyarrhythmias. If your obstetrician has consulted a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and they recommend delivery, go for it. It is better to deliver the baby a little early than to risk cardiac failure and anasarca.

In brief: Depends.
Many etiologies to persistent fetal tachycardia (i.
e. >160 beats per minute for >10 minutes): infection, fever, acidosis, structural cardiac defects, true tachyarrhythmias. If your obstetrician has consulted a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and they recommend delivery, go for it. It is better to deliver the baby a little early than to risk cardiac failure and anasarca.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Simple
It means baby is under stress & they won't be sure what the cause is until they get baby out.
Since it could be something bad or not so bad, they have only a little wiggle room before they decide to act.

In brief: Simple
It means baby is under stress & they won't be sure what the cause is until they get baby out.
Since it could be something bad or not so bad, they have only a little wiggle room before they decide to act.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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