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Arrhythmic Heart Beat
Depends on your age: The following are guidelines for heart rate ranges at rest based on age: newborns = 100-160 beats/ min (bpm) infants/todders = 80-150 bpm 2-5 years old = 80-140 bpm 6-12 years old = 70-120 bmp >12 years old 60-100 bmp during exercise, maximum heart rate can be calculated by the formula 220-age. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Just got a skipped heart beat after an emotionally intense day. Should I be worried? I normally don't get any!
No worries: A single "skipped heart beat" is nothing to worry about in an otherwise healthy person. In fact, most people's hearts are skipping or having extra beats many times throughout the day without them even knowing about them. If these symptoms start to become much more frequent or troubling your physician can do an EKG, Echocardiogram, and an ambulatory monitor, but at this point don't worry!! ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Two possibilities: Either one the pregnancy is going to be fine and it's just too early to detect it with that particular ultrasound. In that case, the heartbeat should definitely be detectable in a few weeks. Two there might be something wrong with the pregnancy (either a miscarriage or ectopic). ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Depends on situation: Resting heart rates normally fall between 60-100. If the heart rate is rapid, or greater than 100, it's considered a "tachycardia". Changes in rate brought about by variations in activity, diet, medication and age are normal and common. When a heart begins to race for no apparent reason, however, it can be a sign of an abnormality in the electrical pathway and is cause for evaluation. See PCP. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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