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what happens if you exceed your maximum heart rate during exercise

A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Cahill
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Interesting question: In theory 220- age is maximum heart rate, but I have seen some people exceed this formula, the real question is target heart rate- probably 60-70% o ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Nahhas
Specializes in Cardiology
Exercise and heart r: The heart rate increase during exercise. Many factors influence the degree of increase. More fit people has less increase then non fit ones at the s ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: I heart rate of 180 is not all that unusual when it occurs during significant aerobic exercise. If it returns to normal after the activity is complete ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Maximum: Maximum predicted heart rate is calculated as 220-age. For a 22 year old the maximum heart rate is therefore 198 bpm. If your heart rate reaches 250-2 ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Generally not needed: Generally you do not have to monitor your heart rate during exercise and many of the sensors to do so are not accurate particularly when your body is ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Several: There are several possibilities. If you're a seasoned athlete, it's due to improved stroke volume (blood ejected with each contraction) requiring a re ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart rate: Two main reasons: excellent conditioning or beta blockers on board; there are others less frequent.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
No: Ldl levels will not affect your heart rate response to exercise. It will however, increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. See your doc about ... Read More
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Dr. Diana Metzger
29 years experience Cardiology
Yes, any "D" drug : The "d" in claritin-d, or Mucinex (guaifenesin) - d and others, all stand for decongestant. Decongestants are medications that stimulate the adrenal ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Endorphins: The rush of endorphins is normal during exercise.
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