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what is a normal pulse oximeter reading

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Normal: Your readings are normal. The heart rate reading when you have extra beats isn't accurate.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Need more informatio: as to why you are checking pulse oximetry regularly. A low pulsox of 93-94% may mean brief episodes of apnea, but until those become apparent and hyp ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
If finger: is pale under the meter, it is too tight
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not usually..: The only effect would be if the blood pressure is extremely low causing poor peripheral blood flow. In this instance, the pulse ox may be inaccurate. ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
16 years experience in Anesthesiology
Pulse ox: This is a measure of oxygenated hemglobin done by light absorption devices.For people without lung disease a reading of 95% or greater is expected on ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
40-60mmHg: But this is on average....Pulse pressure is less meaningful in most instances.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No "normal": Average adults can be anywhere in the 40's for athletically active individuals up to the 80's for some people. Average might be 50-70 bpm.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
97-99%: The same as for people without asthma - 97-99%.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Place
25 years experience in Family Medicine
95-100%: In normal healthy patients with normal lungs and hearts, pulse oximetry doesn't start to really drop until the anaerobic threshold is reached, and tha ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Not necessarily: If the heart attack is huge, the heart will not pump effectively and blood will not circulate normally, causing a low oxygen saturation. More commonl ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: The normal range for a man for diastolic pressure is140/90 where 90 is the diastolic however the new guidelines recommend 130/80 and for diabetic pati ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Pulse: 60 to 84 would be nice
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Same as Exercise: This will vary from one person to another but you can think of hyperventilation as being similar to an episode of strenuous exercise, with a heart rat ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
120/80: 120/80.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yours is FINE: Below 140/90 generally acceptable range. EXTREMELY VARIABLE....yours is fine! Hope this helps Dr Z
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Blood sugar: It varies widely from 75 to 195.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Normal heart rate: 60-90 at rest and increases with exercise, stress/anxiety, intake of caffeinated drinks etc.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shulan
40 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends on Norms: Pft normals are based on your age, height, weight, race with what is normal for this group. Normals change with age. What may be.Normal for you, could ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
See below: A "normal" or optimal blood pressure is 120/80.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
39 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Normal For You: An "average" blood pressure is 120/80 which means 120 mm mercury systolic (full heart pump) and 80 mm mercury diastolic (heart at rest between beats). ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
96-100%: It can only be "too high" when you suffer from certain chronic pulmonary disorders. Otherwise 95-100% is perfectly normal.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathleen Hurd
31 years experience in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Blood pressure: Normal range 100-140 over 60-90.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience in Cardiology
Maybe: A little high is not a big deal if you have no other risk factors, and can probably be taken care of with increased activity and a better diet. If yo ... Read More

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