The heart rate is normally elevated in pregnancy. Cardiac pain or chest pain can be felt as a tightness and worsens with activity or exercise. This could be more relevant if you are a smoker, are overweight, have a positive family history, are a diabetic and have hypertension. The other causes for the pain could be due to costo-chondritis, which is inflammation of the sterna rib junction. But when in doubt always best to have it checked. So please consult your primary care physician who may ask for an EKG to rule out a cardiac cause for the pain.
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