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Old Jan 12th, 2008, 03:40 AM   1
kerry05
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ectopic heartbeat?????????


hi all,i just wondered if any of you have ever heard of or experienced it where the baby has an ectopic heartbeat?basically wats goin on is when the midwifes have been listening to little bubsis heart beat its missing beats just very very irregular,theyve booked me into a special clinic so i can have a detailed scan looking closely at the heart to see wats goin on,well as you can imagine im panickingas ive got a wk to wait 4 this scan and thats a wk to long,this is my 5th baby and ive never had this happen to me b4,ive also got gestational diabeties again so just feel crappy and very emotional at present,sorry 4 the long rant................



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Old Jan 12th, 2008, 04:08 AM   2
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*hugs* Oh honey, I'm sure everything will be ok, I know its scary but try and relax, stay positive hon xx



 
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Old Jan 12th, 2008, 07:17 AM   3
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Definition:
Ectopic heartbeat is an irregularity of the heart rate and heart rhythm involving extra or skipped heartbeats.

Ectopic heartbeats are an arrhythmia involving small variations in an otherwise normal heartbeat. In many cases, they may occur without obvious cause and be benign.

Fetal cardiac arrhythmia is actually not rare, and most of the time it's a benign condition without consequences to the fetus. More than 85% of fetuses with an irregular heartbeat have a generally benign condition called extrasystole, which is the medical term for a skipped beat.

The most common cause of an irregular heart rhythm is when the top part of the heart beats too early (premature atrial contraction, or PAC). Sometimes this premature beat is transmitted to the bottom part of the heart; other times the communication between the top and bottom part of the heart is interrupted after a premature beat.

An early beat that is transmitted or blocked will cause an irregularity in the heart's rhythm. These premature atrial contractions are very common in the second half of pregnancy and usually don't cause any problems. They may persist after the baby is born, but usually go away by one month of life. Medication isn't necessary.



 
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Old Jan 12th, 2008, 09:26 AM   4
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Thanks for the info Xarlenex! It sounds positive and hopefully your scan goes well Kerry. Hang in there!! (HUGS)



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2008, 05:08 AM   5
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oh tnx every1,i feel abit better now,just you all know wat its like you panic at the slightest thing,i will keep you all posted on how it all goes, tnx again kerry xx



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Old Jan 13th, 2008, 05:10 AM   6
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oh and forgot to say a big thanx to you xarlenex that information,has helped ease my mind abit least i understand it abit more now,many tnx xxx



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Old Jan 13th, 2008, 06:46 AM   7
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No problem at all My baby had fetal hydrops because of severe anemia and it wasnt really explained well to me so I know how horrible it is just to be left in the dark not reallly understanding. I hope everything goes well for you and baby, let us know xx



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2008, 13:24 PM   8
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Hope all goes well for you and you get a scan SOON

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Old Jan 14th, 2008, 13:13 PM   9
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I hope all goes well hun! x



 
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Old Jan 15th, 2008, 03:07 AM   10
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tnx every1 will definatly keep you posted,x x



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