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Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more


Dr. Rodney Del Valle Dr. Del Valle
Anesthesiology
32 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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What is the best way to achieve my target and recovery heart rate?

What is the best way to achieve my target and recovery heart rate?

What's your target?: I am assuming you are talking about target zones base on maximal heart rate during exercise. Target zones are use to plan an exercise routine depending on your goals. Fat burning, endurance, cardiac capacity. You will achieve your hr by running, bicycle, elliptical etc, stay for one minute then slowly decrease pace until hr slowly drop less than 90-100. Difficult to recommend if I don't know your goals, .

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Dipesh Pokharel Dr. Pokharel
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
13 years in practice
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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Heart rAte goes from 50 when sitting to 116 when standing up. Then within 40 seconds my hr Goes back to normal. Recovery hr when excersising is 60/70?

Heart rAte goes from 50 when sitting to 116 when standing up. Then within 40 seconds my hr Goes back to normal. Recovery hr when excersising is 60/70?

Dehydration: When your heart rate goes up that high with standing, you need to strongly consider dehydration. Check your blood pressure sitting and standing as well to confirm. I would recommend drinking Zero calorie Gatorade, nuun with water or any other electrolyte rich fluids. Remember, if you sweat (you loose salt). Need salt replacement not just water!

Dr. Sandra Pinkham Dr. Pinkham
Holistic Medicine
49 years in practice
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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Could you please tell me the proper way to measure recovery heart rate? Does duration of exercise matter? I was hoping to do it after 30mins of cardio.

Various ways: Count your pulse immediately after that exercise for 10 seconds and multiply by 6 for the end of exercise heart rate in beats per minute. Measure again in 1 minute and the rate should be at least 12 beats per minute less. In 2 minutes it should be at least 22 beats per minute less. The faster the heart rate goes down the better. Overheating and dehydration may keep pulse elevated.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. John Norris Dr. Norris
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
31 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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What is an acceptable recovery heart rate level ten minutes after exercising?

What is an acceptable recovery heart rate level ten minutes after exercising?

Many variables: Many different factors contribute to the heart rate in recovery after exercise: the normal resting (pre-exercise) heart rate, the intensity and duration of exercise, the hydration status after exercise, and the conditioning level of the subject. In general, the heart rate should have returned close to the baseline heart rate 10 minutes after moderate exercise, but this is not always true.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What is an acceptable recovery heart rate level five minutes after exercising?

Heart rate: There are no firm norms but a 10beat /min. Drop in the first minute post exercise is normal and by 5min post exercise the rate should have returned toward resting rate.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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1. What is an acceptable recovery heart rate level five minutes after exercising?

1. What is an acceptable recovery heart rate level five minutes after exercising?

Exercise: Generally heart rate returns to the vicinity of the resting rate within 5 minutes unless the exercise was prolonged and high level.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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My 52yr old husband is very active and athletic. He recently ran a half marathon. However, his heart rate recovery time is slow. Is this of concern?

My 52yr old husband is very active and athletic. He recently ran a half marathon. However, his heart rate recovery time is slow. Is this of concern?

Maybe ok: If he undergoes a maximal or symptom limited treadmill stress test successfully, I wouldn't be concerned about his recovery time after exercise. I also assume that he has no symptoms during or after vigorous exercise.

Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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My 53yr old husband is very active. Works our regularly, runs, plays hockey, etc. He looks like he's in great shape, but has a VERY poor heart rate recovery. Is this cause for concern?

My 53yr old husband is very active. Works our regularly, runs, plays hockey, etc. He looks like he's in great shape, but has a VERY poor heart rate recovery. Is this cause for concern?

Signal: It's a signal that something is not as it should be. He needs a stress test if he hasn't already had one. Not only will this confirm (or refute) his true heart rate recovery quantatively, it will reveal if he has significant coronary artery disease. He also needs an echocardiogram to be sure his heart muscle is strong (or if not, that he's receiving treatment to help it).

Dr. Klaus d Lessnau Dr. Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
32 years in practice
Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurnberg
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Had pericardial window 2 weeks ago. Slowly recovering. Tire easily, left chest pain low blood pressure fast heart rate. How long could recovery take?

Had pericardial window 2 weeks ago. Slowly recovering. Tire easily, left chest pain low blood pressure fast heart rate. How long could recovery take?

Check with your doc: You want to check with your surgeon. There may be fluid in your chest. Check as fast as possible to make sure there is no additional issue. A cxr may be useful.

Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay Dr. Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
17 years in practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
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What is delayed heart rate recovery? Why does my heart rate increase seem to be delayed with exertion happening then my HR climbs after I'm resting?

What is delayed heart rate recovery? Why does my heart rate increase seem to be delayed with exertion happening then my HR climbs after I'm resting?

HR goes dn w/ rest: A normal heart rate goes DOWN when resting, usually coming back to "normal" (60 to 100 bpm) within 5-10 minutes. If the heart rate does not come back down in this range or (perhaps as in your case), it goes UP, then that points to a problem. Usually it means deconditioning (you're out of shape) but occasionally it means

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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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My wife had a day surgery for endometriosis treatment today and surgery went well. But during recovery, her heart rate elevated sometimes up to 145.?

My wife had a day surgery for endometriosis treatment today and surgery went well. But during recovery, her heart rate elevated sometimes up to 145.?

For how long?: If she's having copious bleeding, she should return for another look immediately. That said, pain, which is expected immediately after surgery, causes a rapid HR but it should gradually slow as she becomes more comfortable. If this is the case, rest and pain medication is the way to go. Be sure she's taking liquids well (to replace the lost blood volume). Warm wishes to you both.

Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Does my 53yr old husband need to be concerned about a blood pressure of 145/89? Could this be causing a very slow heart rate recovery from exercise?

Does my 53yr old husband need to be concerned about a blood pressure of 145/89? Could this be causing a very slow heart rate recovery from exercise?

Is heart a concern?: Your concern would obviously be heart related. High BP could contribute to heart disease. And a slow heart rate recovery after exercise could indicate the presence of heart disease as well (or perhaps simply deconditioning). At his age with those factors, I think a stress test is in order.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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My stress test came back with significant shortness of breath and inadequate heart rate recovery. Are these findings normal cause doc did not followup?

My stress test came back with significant shortness of breath and inadequate heart rate recovery. Are these findings normal cause doc did not followup?

Sob: You should discuss the test with your doctor and ask what the interpretation of the test is. Shortness of breath and abnormal heart rate recovery can be signficant findings even if the ecg remained normal. They can also relate to just being 'out of shape'. You doctor should be able to explain about this to you

Dr. Eric Weisman Dr. Weisman
Neurology
32 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Heart rate of 120 two hours after intense cardio. I rarely do cardio so is this normal?

Heart rate of 120 two hours after intense cardio. I rarely do cardio so is this normal?

No: Not two hours later. Make sure blood sugar is not low. Also some agents used to treat nasal congestion can cause tachycardia (rapid heart rate). Desloratdine (Aerius) is a metabolite of Loratadine. Avamys is fluticasone (a steroid) These two brand names suggest you live in Australia or Canada. See your doctor right away if you still have a rapid heart rate.

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