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Is it normal to have extremely low blood pressure and faint during pregnancy?

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Answered by

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Medically reviewed by

Dr. K. Shobana

Published At October 19, 2022
Reviewed AtDecember 19, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 23 years old and pregnant. I have been having serious issues with syncope. My blood pressure has been so low it scared my cardiologist. I got an echocardiogram, and it showed I had two mildly thickened valves and a dilated atrium. I am worried that this could affect me during labor, and I feel as though I should be closely monitored because I feel I am slowly going into preterm labor. Should my doctor be doing more? Lately, I have passed out at home and have not been able to breathe properly.

Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Your cardiac ultrasound is within the normal range. Those findings (left atrium mild dilation and aortic valve leaflets thickening) do not have any clinical significance. Low blood pressure could be related to pregnancy or proteinuria. For this reason, I recommend performing a urine analysis for microalbuminuria. Anyway, there is no need to go into preterm labor as your heart is normal. I would just recommend some bed rest to avoid fainting.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ilir Sharka
Dr. Ilir Sharka

Cardiology

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