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i am a teenage girl 16 years of age. i have a pulse rate of 96. is this considered abnormal ?

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Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Resting HR?: It is in the upper limit of normal if this is a resting HR. If this is after walking around, then it would be better. The normal range of HR is 60-100. The better shape you are in typically your resting HR is lower closer to 60. Athletes at rest have even lower HRs.
Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 21 years experience
No: Normal resting heart rate is given as a range (60 - 100 beats per minute).

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