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Does pregnancy put pressure on a woman's heart?

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Dr. Anna Barbieri
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Overall, yes. Blood volume in pregnancy increases significantly, and the heart needs to work more to pump it.
Fortunately, the cardiovascular system adjusts very well to this greater demand and most women don't develop heart issues while pregnant. Women with previous heart disease, however, are at higher risk; there are also some rare but serious pregnancy-associated cardiac complications.

In brief: Yes

Overall, yes. Blood volume in pregnancy increases significantly, and the heart needs to work more to pump it.
Fortunately, the cardiovascular system adjusts very well to this greater demand and most women don't develop heart issues while pregnant. Women with previous heart disease, however, are at higher risk; there are also some rare but serious pregnancy-associated cardiac complications.
Dr. Anna Barbieri
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

But if you don't have underlying heart disease, it's not a problem.

In brief: Yes

But if you don't have underlying heart disease, it's not a problem.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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