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A 19-year-old female asked:

With every normal breathing(no exertion,not forced) my heart beat always increases with inhalation and decreases with exhalation.. is that normal?

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Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Generally: that is correct unless the difference between the 2 heart respiratory cycles is at a rate beyond 10-15 bpm. HRS, MD, FACC www.thpmc.org
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