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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for heart palpitations during pregnancy

My heart has been beating oddly the last 3 days. It beats regular then it will beat really hard once then go back to normal. It does this atleast once every 5 minutes, sometimes more than that. What could this be? Yes I m a smoker, no I don t use any drugs or alcohol, I m 27, 230lbs 5ft 6in and 7 weeks pregnant with my 4th child.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015
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Hi welcome to HCM.
I understand your query and concern.Pregnancy induced palpitations needs invasive intracardiac monitoring for fetal well being
I advise you to have a baseline 2 dimensional echocardiography,ECG and lipid profile to assess the basic cardiac reserve of your heart.Restrict the intake of salt to less than 6g/day.Regular physical exercise in the form of brisk walk for 20 min a day for 5 days a week is pretty useful.Drugs like antihypertensives and antiarrhythmics will help.Fetal cardiac doppler is important to look for fetal condition.Reduce the intake of fatty and fried food.One pomegranate a day will help to keep your heart at good pace without clot formation. Consult a Cardiologist and gynecologist for further expert management.Post your further queries if any.
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