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32 years old female have mild mitral and trace tricuspid valve regurgitation during pregnancy ?

Hi I am 32 yrs old and 7 weeks pregnant . I have a mild mitral and trace tricuspid valve regurgitation. I am really scared that pregnancy with worsen this problem. How can you re heart pump 50% more blood volume that you have when you re pregnant? Im also afraid about giving birth . I don t want to deliver a baby then have a heart attack . I had an echo done 2 days ago. The Dr. Said everything should be fine but I just can t shake the uneasiness.
Sun, 1 May 2011
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Hi,
Now in recent time medical science has done tremendous progress so you do not worry,
In your case there will be team work of different specialist looking your care.
Only thing is that you constantly remain in contact with the cardiologist,gunacologist and in future neo natologist.
Do not worry,give your worries to doctors !
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