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What causes rapid heart rate and shortness of breath during pregnancy?

im 38 weeks pregnant with a heart murmour and i can just be laying down....not moving for a long time and my heart rate gets so fast and hard that i can see my boob moving up and down through my shirt. Then my chest starts hurting and i feel like my lungs are getting squissed...so i get short of breath...what is wrong?
Tue, 8 Dec 2015
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Radiologist 's  Response
Hi
I have gone through your complaints.
You are 38 wks pregnant and complaining breathlessness, increased heart rate , heart murmur , the possibulities being anemia with heart failure. You are already at term. Please consult gynaecologist.lets go for checking Hb%.if needed echocardiogram.ultrasound abdomen to know baby status.
If hemoglobin is low it requires trasfusion.
Thank u
With best regards
Vasundhara


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