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A 60-year-old male asked:

what generally could happen to a relatively healthy person who exceeds their maximum heart rate during semi-strenuous exercising?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Nothing: It regularly occurs on stress tests. Maximum HR is only a predicted number based on your age and not "a speed limit".

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A 65-year-old female asked:

My heart rate generally sits around the 80s to 90s but, on occasions as is happening now it it goes up to 109 . I am NOT exercising but sitting watch?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Elevated HR: 109 is considered tachycardia but is not extremely high ( 90 is also a bit high) , there is always variation. Do you drink caffeinated beverages or take pills with caffeine? Heat stress/anxiety can also raise HR Would followup with cardiologist to have your heart assessed EKG, echocardiogram stress test since you are 65 and insure that there are no other issues , like abnormal rhythm

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Last updated Jun 16, 2014

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