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In youngster what is normal blood pressure rate of heart beats?

In youngster what is normal blood pressure rate of heart beats?

Depends: Bp/hr is age dependant and a more specific question is needed to answer. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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What would be the cause of having a normal blood pressure but a fast heart beat.

What would be the cause of having a normal blood pressure but a fast heart beat.

Sinus tachycardia: There are a host of conditions that will cause a rapid heart rate. The heart will often respond to an external stimulus like anemia pain fever over active thyroid and a few others. ...Read more

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What is the probability of a 37 year old woman with normal blood pressure having a heart attack?

What is the probability of a 37 year old woman with normal blood pressure having a heart attack?

Depends: On other risk factors. You do smoke which increases your risk. High cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, family history, certain illicit drug use can all contribute to heart disease. Eat a healthy diet, exercise, stop smoking and have other risk factors evaluated by your doctor to decrease your risk. ...Read more

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How often should a person in middle to late 30s have heart check ups? Heart problems in family, smoker, normal blood pressure, with anxiety?

How often should a person in middle to late 30s have heart check ups? Heart problems in family, smoker, normal blood pressure, with anxiety?

Start with....: ....Once a year medical check-ups. Then if your md has any concern about you, they can refer you to a cardiologist who can determine if there is any need to see you more frequently or even at all. ...Read more

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How often should a person in early or middle 30s have heart check ups? No heart problems in familiy, non smoker, normal blood pressure, with anxiety?

How often should a person in early or middle 30s have heart check ups? No heart problems in familiy, non smoker, normal blood pressure, with anxiety?

Heart check up: Actually, at your age without any risk factors you don't need a heart check until you have symptoms or you are older, over 40 for men or post menopausal for women. ...Read more

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Can a clear ECG, clear bloods and normal blood pressure rule out heart disease?

Can a clear ECG, clear bloods and normal blood pressure rule out heart disease?

Studies: The normal ecg and normal blood tests and normal blood pressure do not absolutely rule out heart disease. ...Read more

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With heart failure is it possible to still have a normal blood pressure but if you feel your pulse it's weak?

With heart failure is it possible to still have a normal blood pressure but if you feel your pulse it's weak?

BP, pulse: Yes and Yes to both questions, generally is impossible to gauge BP from the feel of a pulse especially by a lay person. ...Read more

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What's the normal blood pressure and heart rate?

What's the normal blood pressure and heart rate?

Normal: 90-130/60-90 with modifications for dm and renal diseases. Heart rate may change with physiologic activity 60- 90 may be lower in athletes. ...Read more

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I have high heart rate and normal blood pressure, what to do?

I have high heart rate and normal blood pressure, what to do?

High heart rate: Need to know what is your heart rate? If it is more than normal range then need any ekg to see any arrhythmias. If it is sinus tachycardia, it could be from anxiety or pain or hyperthyroidism or hypovolemia or fever etc. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Can you have heart attack with normal blood pressure, heart rate, chol and no heart diesae?

Yes, while it's: Great that you don't have the probs u mention, there is more to heart dz than just that. Healthy eating & wt., regular exercise are important even if your bp, choles, etc are normal. More advance testing for other risk factors beyond the standard lipid panel & fasting sugar level is available in some places, & we're still learning about other risk factors. Good u r being prevention-minded! ...Read more

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29 male no exercise, resting heart rate is 95-100bmp, normal blood pressure. How can I quickly reduce that rate, how long does exercise take?

29 male no exercise, resting heart rate is 95-100bmp, normal blood pressure. How can I quickly reduce that rate, how long does exercise take?

Take your time: Start an aerobic exercise regimen. A 30 minute brisk walk is a great way to start. But build your way up to thirty minutes. Over a fee days if necessary. Your heart rate will respond. ...Read more

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Lately I have normal blood pressure but heart rate is always between 92-110. I'm not thay active and having chest pain on left side. Short breathing?

Tachy: A bit high. Exercise may help but need a physical, ecg, labs, maybe holter, + / _ chest x-ray and echocardiogram. Profile indicates cyclobenzaprine, a centrally acting antispasmodic muscle relaxant with anticholinergic activity. This may explain tachycardia. Diazepam as listed on profile may be linked if withdrawal and or tolerance. ...Read more

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With normal blood pressure and heart and lungs, why does one wake up breathless during sleep.?

With normal blood pressure and heart and lungs, why does one wake up breathless during sleep.?

Many reasons: If someone is obese or has some type of airway obstruction, this may can cause what is called obstructive sleep apnea, also gastric content regurgitation that goes to the lungs due gastroesophageal reflux may cause someone to wake up catching their breath. ...Read more

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If I have normal heart/pulse rate and normal blood pressure, is it still possible for me to have poor blood circulation?

If I have normal heart/pulse rate and normal blood pressure, is it still possible for me to have poor blood circulation?

Yes: The condition you note is quite variable as to cause, concerning regional obstruction, cardiac output, temperature sensitivity, etc. Blood pressure and heart rate are not necessarily directly tied to the condition. ...Read more

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I get occasional palpitations. I haven't had them in weeks, but having them now after drinking hot chocolate. I feel breathless. I usually only have them after being active. My heart beats normal and have normal blood pressure. What should I do?

I get occasional palpitations. I haven't had them in weeks, but having them now after drinking hot chocolate. I feel breathless. I usually only have them after being active. My heart beats normal and have normal blood pressure. What should I do?

Chocolate: Cocoa/chocolate can cause palpitations. Your symptoms suggest a rapid heart rhythm disorder (tachyarrhythmia). Ask your doctor for a 24 hour recorder (holter) or, if it happens less frequently, a 30 day event monitor to document what your heart is actually doing. Treatment hinges on this documentation. Get your thyroid and electrolytes checked. Avoid caffeine (coffee, cola, and chocolate). ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a pounding heart beat, very strong pulse, with normal blood pressure and normal pulse rate?

No: This usually means that your heart is working very hard to pump out the blood. If this happens only when you are stressed or anxious, then anxiety or panic attack may be the cause. If it is a persistent problem, you need to contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 50 mg of metoprolol daily for my anxiety and rapid heart beat if I have a normal blood pressure?

Is it safe to take 50 mg of metoprolol daily for my anxiety and rapid heart beat if I have a normal blood pressure?

Probably yes: That said, did you discuss the pros and cons of this medication with your doctor? If you are sexually active or if you are into sports, you may suffer decreased sexual function and decreased exercise tolerance. If you only have an anxiety disorder and aren't using illegal drugs or too much caffeine, there are other anxiolytic medications that might be more suitable for a 21 year old. Talk w/ UR MD ...Read more

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I have no symptoms or irregular heart beat. Normal blood pressure and good heart rate. Why would I have a heart murmur?

I have no symptoms or irregular heart beat. Normal blood pressure and good heart rate. Why would I have a heart murmur?

Sometimes it's norma: Not all heart murmurs are an evidence of pathology and they could represents a normal variance they are usually called functional murmurs. There are also many other causes of murmurs that aren't related to the heart... Could be caused from anemia or pregnancy. ...Read more

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If you have a normal blood pressure and heart rate put pain in left arm and gas can you be having a heart attack?

If you have a normal blood pressure and heart rate put pain in left arm and gas can you be having a heart attack?

Yes: If you think you're having a heart attack, going online & waiting for an answer is wrong thing to do. You only have 6 hours to prevent irreversible damage. Call 911 or local emergency services immediately. Don't drive yourself b/c you don't want to risk passing out. While waiting, take regular aspirin. For more info, check out http://goo. Gl/Ppqxwg, http://goo. Gl/biVvFk & http://goo. Gl/ig9yPX. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use a beta blocker for suppressed tsh? For cancer suppression for heart palps? Normal blood pressure..

Yes: This is a common practice to control the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. It will not treat the cause of the hyperthyroidism, just control the symptoms. ...Read more

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My LDL is 172, OA is 246. Prescribed 40mg Atorvastatin. No family history of heart disease, normal blood pressure, slightly overweight. I have heard so much conflicting information on statins, especially for someone my age. Should I take them?

My LDL is 172, OA is 246. Prescribed 40mg Atorvastatin. No family history of heart disease, normal blood pressure, slightly overweight. I have heard so much conflicting information on statins, especially for someone my age. Should I take them?

LDL: In 28 year with no significant CAD risk factors like HTN, DM, Smoking and family history of early CAD, generally will require initial trial of eating modification, exercise and weight loss then repeat lipid panel prior to initiation of Statins ...Read more