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heart problems with second pregnancy

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2004 09:57 am
by lorit
I am currently 34 weeks pregnant with my second child. My first was born 3 years ago at 38 weeks due to severe HELLP.
I was just discharged from the hospital after complaining of chest pain, increased heart rate and shortness of breath. They did some tests and found that the right side of my heart is enlarged. They ruled out a blod clot but thought that I had a pre exsisting heart defect that went unoticed all my life (I am 31).
Does anyone know of any heart conditions that could be related to my having HELLP during my last pregnancy?? Any insight would help- they discharged my and told me I would need to see a cardiologist to have it repaired after I have the baby. I am on bedrest for the next 6 weeks.