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

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
No question: All I can say is I don't believe those numbers. I would not exercise and see a doctor asap!
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
That's good.: A resting heart rate in the 50s is actually good.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart rate exercise: During exercise the response of heart rate and blood pressure is related to the intensity and duration of the exercise load. If you do high intensity ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Heart rate: Except for athletes, most people have heart rates between 60-80's at rest. When you stand up from lying down, reflexes at work speed up your heart rat ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Greene
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Check up: If this persists, consider a stress test with cardiologist to evaluate.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Possibly: There are rare disorders where adrenaline levels are high. You can see an endocrinologist to help see if you have one. The more likely explanation i ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Varies.: BUT in a young healthy person, generally the heart rate is low because the heart is efficiently pumping and the cardiac output is good. Generally, (in ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: That can certainly occur.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Cohen
60 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Carotid body : There is a set of receptors in the carotid arteries in the neck. Increased blood pressure can stretch the carotid arteries and stimulate the carotid b ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cary Rose
Dr. Cary Rose answered
Specializes in Cardiology
Depends: As a young person, maybe anxiety or exercise. Depends on the context of when you took it.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
See below: It means you're having a physiologic response to stress.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Johnston
34 years experience Internal Medicine
How high: Please help us answer by telling us your height and weight and pulse and blood pressure....
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Deconditioned : Or dehydrated are 2 possibilities.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Banitt
31 years experience Cardiology
Borderline Low: Some perfectly healthy people have blood pressure readings like you mention and feel normal. For other people these levels are low enough to causes d ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sounds fine: This varies a lot among people. If you do not have fainting or shortness of breath, be thankful for good health. I trust your EKG is okay
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Low BP is OK...: If you are otherwise healthy, and not acutely ill (in the hospital or icu), "low bp" is of no consequence. When you are critically ill, low BP can be ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience Cardiology
Normal: A resting heart rate of 80-84 is completely normal!
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Increase heart rate: Can be simply due to lack of physical conditioning, obesity, drug induced(to much caffeine), anxiety, hyperthyroidism, etc. I will recommend a good hi ... Read More

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