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Pregnant with feeling of heart beating high. History of Preeclampsia. Cause for heart palpitation?

Hi, I am 23 weeks pregnant with my second child. Lately I ve been feeling like my heart beats quickly for a few beats and then kind of dies out a little bit, I kind of get short breathed and it feels tight. I did have preeclampsia with my first daughter. Usually when this happens I m just sitting there not doing anythign.
Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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Hello,
Thanks for the query.

Your cardiovascular symptoms are a normal finding in pregnancy.
As long as you are not breathless and dizzy, you need not worry.
Preeclampsia presents with high blood pressure and proteinuria after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Since you had preeclampsia in your previous pregnancy, you need to be more careful.
Consult doctor immediately if blurring of vision , headache, epigastric distress and pedal edema.
Record your blood pressure atleast twice weekly.
Enjoy your pregnancy and free time.
regards,
Dr Nilofer
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