Anyone had heart problems or an abnormal ekg during pregnancy?

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Jenny - posted on 12/16/2012

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I have mitral valve prolapse and I am 18 weeks pregnant. I have developed tachycardia now..my heartrate at my last appt was in the 160s..so they put me on a betablocker..again. I have to go for an echo and 48 hr holter monitor this coming week. Before I became pregnant I have a few symtoms of MVP but now that I am expecting i have become very symptomatic. Blackouts,rapid heartbeat,sweating,dizziness...among other health problems. With my 1s child I have absolutly no health problems...this time around it seems to be taking a toll on my body. Very stressful!!!

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I started having PVCs (Premature Ventricular Contractions?? I think that's the correct wording) in my third trimester with my second son. I didn't know they were PVCs until after he was born. I have since had many EKGs, a 24-hour Holter Monitor, chest x-rays, stress test and a meeting with a cardiologist. PVCs, I'm told, are normal as long as there is no underlying heart condition. In fact, a lot of people have them and don't even notice. For me, it comes and goes, still 9 months after my son was born. It's a flutter or thumping I feel, sometimes more, sometimes less.

Not sure if that's what you're feeling... but that was my experience.

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Nicola - posted on 04/01/2009

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Bed rest sucks i got pre eclampsia and have never been so bored in my life i also don't understand how they expect you to do bed rest at home with a 3 and a 1/2 year old running around...... Hope the heart monitor shows its nothing and you don't have to do bed rest but if you do remember lots of books magazines and any portable game you can get your hands on. ; )

User - posted on 04/01/2009

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it is most likely pregnancy induced, so don't worry about it, wear the holter for 24 hours to see what's going on.  If the shortness of breath persists though, you may be low on iron, but they'll do blood work etc..

Christine - posted on 04/01/2009

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I didn't have an abnormal EKG persay, but I did have an extremely rapid heartrate in my last trimester, so they did one EKG, and then just monitored me quite closely. As someone else said, it is fairly normal for your heartrate to increase when you are pregnant, so having heart palpations, etc, while it is something your doctor/you should watch closely, it is also something that will likely resolve itself after your child is born. Mine went away almost immediately.

Ryan - posted on 04/01/2009

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See, i had an abnormal EKG and shortness of breathe and they're hooking me up to a heart monitor for 24 hrs. I'm only 6 months and had the same problem with my last about 2 weeks before he was born. 



I'm just curious if anyone else had a similar problem and what was the outcome. I'm petrified they're going to put me on bedrest.

Caitlyn - posted on 04/01/2009

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my doctor told me when they read ekg's they read them blind. its not told to them this is a 25 year old female 35 weeks pregnant.i had one and the doctor told me if i was not pregnant he would be worried, but because we have a higher blood flow and more blood pumpin through us, it makes your heart work faster.

Tracy - posted on 04/01/2009

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I'm not exactly sure what kind of answer you're looking for, but I did have a heart murmer while pregnant with my 2nd son. It was nothing to worry about.

Donna - posted on 04/01/2009

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My 18 month old had a small hole in his heart with a murmur. He was also born a month premature. He didn't have any problems and the hole sealed itself by 12 months. He is already an athlete with no issues, so it may not be anything to worry too much about, but just in case keep up with your docs

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