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A 23-year-old female asked:

Is 102 bpm dangerous? i had a stressful morning. also missed 1 dose of zoloft (sertraline).

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
If sustained: In times of stress, be it anxiety or exercise driven, etc. The heart rate will naturally elevate. However, it will go back to a nomral rate (60-100) soon after the event. Be compliant with your medications, try to be less stressful. If your heart rate is consisitently over 100, then you need to let your dr. Know and get that treated too. Best wishes.
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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 20 years experience
Resting heart rate: Normal resting heart rate lies between 60 and 90 BPM for most people. That said, lower or higher values can occur in some people. With added stress, anxiety, pain, rushing around -- the 'resting' heart rate can easily be higher than normal. Drinking caffeinated beverages will do that too. Checking your blood pressure and heart rate daily and keeping a log would give you a better overall idea.
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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
It is not but: 102 BPM is not dangerous but certainly not comfortable. Some of the drugs you are taking (adderall) may trigger the rapid heart beats but you should check with your doctor to make sure that there are no other causes.
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Last updated Jan 13, 2015

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