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    Tachycardia and getting pregnant
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    anaksana posted:
    I was diagnosed with tachycardia about 12 years ago and thankfully have not had to go on meds yet. Recently I have been having issues and will be seeing my cardio at the end of Aug. I was wondering though if someone with tachycardia should become pregnant? My husband and I really want to have children but these recent bouts are worrying me. My doctor said my lower left ventricle regurgitates and that is what is causing the rapid heat beat. Has anyone read any studies on this or experienced this? My blood pressure is always good. I am about 15lbs over weight and am working on getting healthy. but i am even having palpitations on the treadmill. again i am going to see my doc in aug. I do have about 3 cups a coffee a day too. anyways thanks for any advice
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    anaksana responded:
    Im also 36 years old. so makes me worry even more. again thanks for any advice.
     
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    Robert O Atlas, MD responded:
    So, get rid of the coffee, period! This is an arrhythmiagenic substance. Then you can see what your heart is like.

    There is really little harm on going on a beta blocker to control your heart rate if needed.

    Pregnancy will increase your tachycardia. And it will increase your symptoms. So getting that under control will be very important to do first.

    Exercising and loosing the weight also will be important as well.

    Once things are in control, I believe you can have a very successful pregnancy.
    If you have not seen a high risk doctor (Maternal Fetal Medicine) I would also suggest you consult with them as well as your cardiologist.

    Good luck to you. Have your thyroid tested, take vitamins as well.


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