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my resting heart rate is 120

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes, worry.: You should be anticoagulated but if it is not therapeutic you could develop another PE. There are other potential issues that could be present. A rest ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
High: A resting heart rate of 120 BPM is abnormal for an 18 year old. The most common cause for a high resting heart rate in an 18 year old is anxiety, but ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Hr: Resting heart rate of 120 is too high for most people. You should get checked by your physician to see if there's something wrong.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Too fast: You should get a checkup . That's too fast.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Your heart rate should be around 70. Please consult your doctor. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/features/5-heart-ra ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Tachycardia: That is high for an adult resting heart rate. See your dr. For an evaluation.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Your resting: Heart rate is abut high but otherwise no concerns from heart rate standpoint...Regular exercise will lower resting heart rate over time.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal: A heart rate of 106 can be a normal response to fever, illness, dehydration, fear, exercise, etc.. If you have a personal or family history of heart d ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: It depends on your age and physical condition. An elete athelete may have a normal resting rate of 48. It can also be low from medication like a bet ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanan Morcos
20 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Variable : Heart rate is variable... That means it is dynamic and changes depending on your mood, anxiety level, level of fitness, present activity, etc... Heart ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Resting HR: There really is no optimum resting HR. Everyone is set a little differently. Normal is 60-100. The dose of atenolol is really small for your age. I ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
How slow?: Slow pulse is common in very fit aerobic athletes, people on medications like propranolol, and people with heart block. If your resting pulse is below ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
A normal: Resting heart rate is under 100. This is high enough to suggest a stress, although just a high fever could result in this value.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: A regular rate between 60-100 is normal.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cary Rose
Dr. Cary Rose answered
Specializes in Cardiology
Unlikely: Probably due to exercise. Could also be svt.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Holter: I would suggest a physicial examination and a 24 hour Holter monitor to determine heart rate throughout the day.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Unusual: It's unusual for the heart rate to vary that much without an increase in physical activity,emotional upset, or ingesting stimulants. I suggest that yo ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Heart rate: Many people who are fit and physically active will have a heart rate in the 50's. Can be sign of being healthy. Meds such as n blockers will keep pu ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in General Practice
Exercise: It depends some people have a higher baseline heart rate. As you get more adept to exercise you resting hr should decrease. It can take sometime for t ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathleen Hurd
31 years experience Family Medicine
Normal heart rate: Resting heart rate means the rate when not exerting effort, such as sitting, standing quietly, or lying down, usually 60-100 beats/min. A fit athlet ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
So many reasons: To name a few: stress, infection, anemia, excess thyroid, pain, anxiety, fatigue; then there are heart diseases too. Many different kinds can cause th ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Trinidad
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Keep watch: 42 is pretty low for heart rate, check with your doctor.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
15 years experience Cardiology
Yes: 60 is a normal heart rate ay rest. Check to make sure heart rate increases appropriately with physical activity. You should see a doctor bout your che ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Laskowski
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
A normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute: Generally, a lower heart rate at rest implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness. For example, a well-trained athlete mig ... Read More

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