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Is my heart rate normal if it goes quickly from low to high

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: Responsiveness to physiologic need is a sign of health. Going up quickly is normal assuming you're not going from 80 to 240! but if you go from 80 to... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
That's good.: A resting heart rate in the 50s is actually good.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
Yes it can: Heavy pounding of the heart relates more to the force of contraction which is governed by the amount od catecholamines (adrenalin) as well as the volu... Read More
Dr. Stephen Sigal
Cardiology 35 years experience
No: A sensation of your heart pounding can happen if your heart is beating more forcefully, or if you have a heightened awareness of your heart beat. This... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 28 years experience
Afib: Any previous history of irregular heartbeat? She will need to have at least an ekg done to confirm a possible arrhythmia. Talk to your doctor.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
Cardiology 35 years experience
Need to know normal: Goal for most patients is to have top blood pressure below 140 (under 135 for diabetics) and bottom pressure under 90 (under 85 for diabetics). It i... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Wheatley
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Rule out medical: Always have a thorough medical work-up before attributing symptoms to mental health problems. Review personal and family history for problems with th... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 50 years experience
Probable sensitivity: I think it would be best to discontinue the medication at this time and to be reevaluated by your physician. your symptoms as described indicate an u... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Contact MD: But i would like to know what else is going on: do u have a cold/flu, have u changed ur diet, ....? I generally advise my patientto reduce 9not stop)... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 61 years experience
You have an extensive CV work up, all negative apparently. I’m a little concerned by the posterior head squeezing. Firstly, please back off on high im... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Varies: It is not possible to diagnose a cardiac condition by HR alone. Some heart attacks can cause a slow rate, sometimes if the heart is in failure the rat... Read More

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