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what are the two anatomical sites for checking heart rate

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Checking pulse: Essiest way is generally checking the radial or carotid pulse by using 2nd and 3rd digits over wrist or neck area ...When you feel pulse count number ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
58 years experience Cardiology
Count the HB for : 1minute.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
Why?: Why would you want to lower the child's heart rate? And, there is no safe way to do so.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
7 years experience Internal Medicine
High heart rate: Hello & welcome to HealthTap, Iam is assuming that you are speaking about your heart rate increasing even at rest Or with minimal exertion. If th ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
56 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Too fast: yes, but need to know the condition(s) when this occurs. Always present (consider hyperthyroidism)? Sometimes occurs, of recent onset, associated othe ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Those are not: Really all that different. Get off the cigs and start exercising. I bet you will see your resting heart rate drop into the 70s.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
19 years experience Cardiology
Yes: because you're worried about it so that will increase your heart rate. Stop checking it.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Sirota
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: A heart rate in the 50s is certainly normal.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Normal range: 50's-80's for a rest heart rate is within normal variation. If the heart rate does not increase with significant exertion, that could be of concern. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Harris
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
See a doctor!: I am not an expert on this area but this sounds concerning. See your doctor as soon as possible and get checked out.

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