Pain in the heart - always consult a doctor - during pregnancy

July 29th, 2013

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 heart pain during pregnancy

Heart pain during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a serious burden on the heart and circulatory system. During pregnancy, the blood volume increases by 30-50%, which is necessary to supply the growing child. Accordingly, the future mother's heart has to work harder than before, increasing the heart rate. Births are also difficult test for the heart.

When the pain in my heart, even weak, pregnant women as soon as possible to seek medical assistance. They are not always a symptom of serious violations, but such a possibility exists, and to do all that, if necessary, as soon as possible to begin treatment.

 When pregnancy | Heart pain - always consult a doctor

If the pain were before pregnancy

Special attention is needed to monitor their state of pregnant women who have had prior to pregnancy had heart problems. For example, complications of disorders associated with mitral valve or aortic valve, can be life-threatening for both mother and developing baby.

In some diseases of the heart childbearing may be due to too high a risk to the mother's life and pregnancy is not recommended.

 When pregnancy | Heart pain - always consult a doctor

If the pain first appeared

However, in women who previously completely healthy, it is during pregnancy may be the first time there were pains in the heart. If the cause is a heart attack, then to save the mother's life may need an abortion. Angina is more common and less dangerous. Usually during the attacks of the disease well to nitroglycerin. However, any medication during pregnancy can be dangerous. Nitroglycerin can be taken only on the advice of a physician and under his supervision, and only in the case if the benefits to the mother's health is a significant risk to the state of the developing fetus.

The woman's body during pregnancy occurs develop physiological changes that are necessary for proper fetal development. This applies to the cardio-vascular system, which experiences sufficiently heavy load with increasing gestational age. Heart pain during pregnancy can be a sign of complicated pregnancy, so it is important for every woman to be screened in a timely manner, to take the necessary tests.

 When pregnancy | Heart pain - always consult a doctor

Effect of iron deficiency

Most often, pregnant women face the problem of iron deficiency. Increased consumption of this trace element is linked to the cost of the needs of the developing fetus. In this regard, it is important to take all the necessary balanced set of trace elements and vitamins to prevent iron deficiency in a timely manner.

One of the clinical manifestations of iron deficiency can be kardialgiya. Pain in the heart, rapid pulse, paleness, weakness, headache or dizziness Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet  Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet
   will complement the picture of the disease. In the long-deficiency anemia is the development of degenerative changes in the parenchymal organs (liver, spleen). The severity of symptoms is associated with compensatory possibilities, so in the early stages of the disease symptoms can occur without striking manifestations.

The most adversely affected by iron deficiency anemia, which precedes the onset of pregnancy.

This is due to a violation of the formation of the placental bed, which is a cause of chronic fetoplacental insufficiency. The child fills the needs of the iron from the mother's body. Maternal iron is deposited in the fetus during the last two months of pregnancy, so women with anemia will have a deficit of this trace element in the fetus. When a pregnant woman complaints of pain in the heart should pay attention to indicators of the level of hemoglobin. Prophylactic iron supplementation shows the pregnant women who are at risk for iron deficiency. Such conditions include infectious complications (for example, the development of polyhydramnios or oligohydramnios on the background of existing infections TORCH-complex), the presence of multiple pregnancy, concomitant diseases of the digestive tract, metabolic diseases Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things  Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things
   a pregnant woman.

 When pregnancy | Heart pain - always consult a doctor

Effect of physiological changes

The woman's body naturally is the development of changes that are aimed primarily at child bearing. The heart and vessels experiencing various loads depending on trimester. Maximum loads occur in the third period. At that time, increased volume of the heart (stroke volume and minute), change parameters in heart rate and blood pressure Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing?  Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing?

The increase in the load on the heart is also associated with the greatest weight gain. It is in the third trimester of pregnancy a woman can quickly gain excess weight, so the power in this period should be balanced. It has an impact on the heart as increased intra-abdominal pressure and the height of the diaphragm state. All coping mechanisms leads to increased work of the heart and the left increase the individual cavities.

When failure of compensatory abilities of the body is the development of phenomena of heart failure, clinically can be expressed by the following symptoms:

  • breathlessness
  • swelling
  • irregular heartbeat
  • cardiopalmus

There are separate nosological form of the disease (cardiomyopathy pregnant women), which occurs late in the third trimester or in the period after childbirth. A typical symptom is pain in the heart, later joined by signs of cardiac decompensation. There is a risk of recurrence of the disease in subsequent pregnancies in women that can be attributed to autoimmune factors. In the case of the phenomenon of heart failure Heart failure - when the heart is unable to cope with the work  Heart failure - when the heart is unable to cope with the work
   required treatment in conjunction with the cardiologist. The issue of hospitalization is solved individually.

 When pregnancy | Heart pain - always consult a doctor


To reduce the chance of pregnancy diseases associated with pain in the heart and poses a serious threat to health, it is necessary before conception undergo a thorough medical examination. This is especially important for women who have a close relative who had heart disease is. In addition, in preparation for pregnancy should give up bad habits - smoking and alcohol consumption; if necessary, talk to your doctor about how best to get rid of dependence. During pregnancy, you need to eat regularly to be outdoors, get enough rest, avoid stressful situations and comply with all recommendations of the physician.