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A 37-year-old member asked:

what should be the max heart rate on trademill for 73 yr female?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Maximum: Maximum predicted heart rate for an average adult is about '220 - age'. If you are not fit and have not been exercising regularly, would not advise attempting to reach this heart rate without consulting with you doctor first.
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 38 years experience
The formula is..: 220 minus your age for predicted max hr, but this is very approximate. For a treadmill stress test we aim to reach 85% of pmhr to have a meaningful result.

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Is a heart rate of 45-47 BPM normal for a 73 year old female or should this be addressed medically?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Depends: If you have no symptoms and are not lightheaded when you get up, so long as your doct knows, you should be fine.
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Is 72 a good heart rate of a 29 year old woman that's 52' and 192 pounds?

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I am 28 female and weigh 256.4 i will start using a elliptical and want to know what would be a safe heart rate range to stay in?

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Dr. Robert Killian
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A 24-year-old female asked:

My heart rate is 142 is that bad for a 25 year old female?

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When?: Under what conditions do you have this?
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the normal heart rate for 23 year old female?

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Dr. Andrew Zadeh
Cardiology 16 years experience
HR can be variable: When resting, normal hrs are 60-80 beats per minute. But younger and healthy people can often have hr below 60 as slow as in the 40s. Lance armstrong was known for having his hr in the 30s. When under stress or exercising the hr can accelerate to over 100bpm and much more if needed. Everyone's maximum hr is calculated by taking 220-age (yrs).

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