Re: Rapid increase in heart rate and shortness of breath when climbing stairs
Just an update as so many people looked at this thread. I did an echocardiogram and found I have a PFO (Patent Foramen Ovale), which is a small hole between the atrial chambers of my heart. This is usually a benign condition but it may explain my shortness of breath with little effort and maybe the rapid heart beat (this I am not sure yet). I will talk to my cardiologist in a few days. BTW, I am now pregnant with my second girl, 18th week.
Last edited by sampo2; 02-10-2009 at 10:38 PM.
Reason: wrong name of exam: echocardiogram instead of echocardiography