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Would Sinus Tachycardia Caused By Pregnancy Go Away After The Delivery Of The Baby?

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Posted on Fri, 6 May 2022
Question: Hi, can you please have a look at my ecg , I'm also 24 weeks pregnant ,
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Answered by Dr. Sagar Makode (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Sinus tachycardia

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

ECG is showing sinus tachycardia, which is usually secondary to other factors like exercising, anxiety, fever etc. Rest, rhythm and axis are normal. No significant St t abnormalities seen.

So, other than fast heart rate, which is sinus meaning to secondary to other factors, there are no significant abnormalities in ECG.

Hope this helps you and get back if you have any doubts.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Sagar Makode (2 hours later)
Thanks for your answer that's a relief to hear , would you suggest any follow up based on the ecg like wearing an heart monitor for 24 hours like my doctor suggested just to rule out any other causes ?



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Thanks for your reply, if the sinus tachcardia is just being caused by pregnancy, should it go away then after delivery of the baby?
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Answered by Dr. Sagar Makode (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It's based on your symptoms

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Since ECG is just having sinus tachycardia and no other abnormalities, I don't suggest it on the basis of ECG alone. However, if your symptoms are not explained and something else is suspected on the basis of symptoms then you may need it. Because ECG will detect the problem at that moment only and may not detect some intermittently occurring events. So may have Holter if treating doctor feels it necessary.

All the best.


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Brief Answer:
Yes, it should settle within few weeks of delivery

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Yes, it should settle within few weeks of delivery after physiological changes of pregnancy are settled down.
You must have been tested for hemoglobin and thyroid, and I guess it's normal, as these are common factors which adds to sinus tachycardia in pregnancy.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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Follow up: Dr. Sagar Makode (4 days later)
Also how long is an average esposide of tachycardia , mine last most of a day almost 24 hours is that normal enough , pulse is around 130 at the min no other symptoms .
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Answered by Dr. Sagar Makode (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It's may persists any long

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Sinus tachycardia may for last for anytime as its likely due to pregnancy in you. However, it's unusual for heart rate to stay this high for a whole day. I mean, it's common to have heart rate in the range of 90-100 and intermittently rising with exertion, anxiety etc.

So, in this case, you should get yourself completely evaluated by cardiologist for all treatable causes if not yet done (which I guess is done). And also it's better to get started on beta blockers as chronically elevated heart rate may be detrimental in long term. Keep yourself well hydrated.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Would Sinus Tachycardia Caused By Pregnancy Go Away After The Delivery Of The Baby?

Brief Answer: Sinus tachycardia Detailed Answer: Hi, ECG is showing sinus tachycardia, which is usually secondary to other factors like exercising, anxiety, fever etc. Rest, rhythm and axis are normal. No significant St t abnormalities seen. So, other than fast heart rate, which is sinus meaning to secondary to other factors, there are no significant abnormalities in ECG. Hope this helps you and get back if you have any doubts.