Mitral valve involvement
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|Sat, 11-08-2003 - 11:27pm|
I'm 23 years old with no known family history of heart problems (though I don't know anything about my father's side). During my second pregnancy I developed pregnancy-induced tachycardia at 7 weeks, put on heart meds at 10 weeks, then later developed PIH and put on strict bedrest at 26 weeks for the duration. The thing that worries me is that the echocardiogram I had at 20 weeks showed I had some mitral valve regurgitation, but my cardiologist, family doc, and OB said it would probably go away after I delivered along with the tachy and PIH. They did stay away for awhile after I delivered and I stopped the meds (my son is 16 months old), but lately the tachycardia has been happening more and more frequently. One day I ran a 100 degree temp and the resulting tachy kept me from going to work. Now I'm wondering if the MVR is still there and the tachy is a symptom of it.
Should I investigate this further or am I off my rocker? The main reason I'm asking is because I'm going to need dental work in the near future and I want to get another tattoo and piercing in the next six months. I don't want to do any of that if there is possibly something up with my mitral valve.