Fetal Heart Rate At 31 Weeks Gestation?
Good afternoon, I am 31 weeks pregnant. At 30 weeks pregnant, my fetus was diagnosed by a doctor as having tachycardia. Even though in the 27th week my fetal heart rate is still normal (140 / minute), now my fetal heart rate is 214 / minute. Finally I was referred to fetomaternal obsgyn for further analysis.
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Normally, fetal heart rates range from 110-160 beats per minute. Fetal tachycardia is defined as a heart rate above the normal value (above 160).
Fetal tachycardia can be caused by abnormalities in the mother, it can also be caused by abnormalities in the fetus itself. The following are some of the possible causes of fetal tachycardia or rapid heartbeat:
Abnormalities in the mother, for example disorders of the thyroid hormone in the mother, side effects of certain drugs consumed by the mother, conditions that cause tachycardia in the mother also (eg fever, severe infections, dehydration / lack of fluids) Abnormalities in the fetus, such as infection in the uterus, fetal hypoxia ( the fetus is deprived of oxygen for one reason or another), anemia in the fetus, chromosomal disorders in the fetus (for example Down syndrome, Turner syndrome, etc.), disorders of the heart rhythm in the fetus (premature atrial contraction or premature ventricular contraction) the obstetrician in the fetomaternal section as advised by the doctor who examined you. To answer your other 3 questions, you need to know in advance the exact cause of tachycardia in your fetus because the prognosis of each of the conditions mentioned above can certainly vary. Your doctor can suggest a number of additional tests, including blood tests, thyroid hormone testing on the mother, genetic testing for the fetus, etc.
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