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A 29-year-old male asked:

why i m having a relatively high hr (86, with low hp106/70, normal ecg)? i m training professionaly (endurance) for decade-shouldnt i have like 55bpm?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Maybe, or not: Could be external influences (caffeine, stress, other meds/supplements, etc.), or internal (fast metabolism, body shape, etc.). Also, not everyone with hr=55 is a marathoner, and not all marathoners have hr=55. Should ask your dr at next regular visit for once-over and opinion, though.

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Last updated Jun 22, 2013

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