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Culver City, CA
A 19-year-old female asked:

Woke up w/my heart feeling a bit hard pound &slower than normal.took my pulse and it was 68. is this normal? then took it & its 80-84. is bpm normal?

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Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Yes: Both of these heart rates are normal. A heart rate of 60-100 is considered within normal range. If you woke up from a dream that made you anxious, this may have made your heartbeat more forceful than normal.
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Dr. David Malpass
Pediatric Cardiology 34 years experience
Yes: The normal heart rate for an adult is about 60-100 bpm.
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Last updated Jan 3, 2014

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