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Doctor insights on: Baby's Heart Rate

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Baby has rapid heart rate of 160!?

Baby has rapid heart rate of 160!?

How old is your baby: A heart rate of 160 can be perfectly normal in a newborn baby and with activity or fever in babies up to several months of age, so it all depends on how old your baby is and whether there have been changes in the baby's appetite or degree of alertness. Consult your pediatrician if your baby is otherwise happy playful and eating well or have him checked asap in an er if he is not stable. ...Read more

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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


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MY BABY heart beat is 106 beat per min at 13 weeks Is THAT to lOW.

MY BABY heart beat  is  106 beat per min at 13 weeks Is THAT  to lOW.

A little bit: However, keep in mind that the heart rate is a very volatile and variable parameter, especially in early pregnancy. At this point, I wouldn't stress over the baseline of the FHT (fetal heart tones). ...Read more

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What is a non-reassuring fetal heart rate tracing?

What is a non-reassuring fetal heart rate tracing?

Babies tell us a lot: Monitoring a fetus by fetal hr, ultrasound or the expectant woman's perception of activity is important. No one test can tell us everything we need to know, but together they can tell us which babies might be better off delivered. If a baby is near term and the testing is worrisome then obstetric specialists or subspecialists might deliver. But conditions can change. Plus every case is different. ...Read more

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Is resting heart rate and sleeping heart rate the same?

Is resting heart rate and sleeping heart rate the same?

Not exactly: Your heart rate tends to fall lower, than resting, when you are sleeping. You may also be prone to faster heart rates, during different stages of sleep or dreaming. It's not unusual for someones, otherwise healthy, heart to go slower when you are asleep. ...Read more

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MY HEART RATE IS 121-124 BPM IS IT DANGEROUS?

MY HEART RATE IS 121-124 BPM IS IT DANGEROUS?

No: That heart rate isn't dangerous but it's unclear whether or not it's normal. If you've been active, anxious, have fever, pain, thyroid excess, anemia etc., it may be appropriate. If you're resting and it doesn't slow down over 5 minutes, it's abnormal and you should get an EKG done ASAP for purposes of diagnosis. ...Read more

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I got fast heart beat or heart rate without exercising my heart rate is 106 is that normal for my age at 21 can fear cause heart problems?

I got fast heart beat or heart rate without exercising my heart rate is 106 is that normal for my age at 21 can fear cause heart problems?

No, yes: That heart rate is high for a resting heart rate. Anxiety can sometimes contribute to an elevation in baseline heart rate. I would schedule an appointment with a primary care doctor for a medical checkup, that would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Why is my heart rate slow?

Why is my heart rate slow?

How slow?: Slow pulse is common in very fit aerobic athletes, people on medications like propranolol, and people with heart block. If your resting pulse is below 50 and you are not in training, a physician's office visit might be in order. ...Read more

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After hearing fetal heart beat and heart beat is above 130 at 7wks what does miscarriage chance drop to?

After hearing fetal heart beat and heart beat is above 130 at 7wks what does miscarriage chance drop to?

Unlikely to miscarry: Approximately 15% of all clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage. Once a heart beat is documented, that risk drops to about 1 in 20. It can still happen, but it is not likely. So you can relax a bit. ...Read more

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Fetal heart rate has dropped below 70, is this considered fetal distress?

Fetal heart rate has dropped below 70, is this considered fetal distress?

Fetal heart: This is very abnormal, in fetal distress there might be a temporary drop but if it is persistent, baby might be having a heart block, best is to ask your doc ...Read more

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My heart rate is 86 beats per minute. Is this normal?

My heart rate is 86 beats per minute. Is this normal?

Likely yes: The normal resting heart rate is 60 -100, though it's typically in the 60's - 70's. 86 is a little high but may still be normal for you. If you have any symptoms (shortness fo breath with exertion, chest discomfort, dizziness) see you doctor. ...Read more

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Resting heart rate of 48 bpm. Is this normal?

Resting heart rate of 48 bpm. Is this normal?

It depends: It depends on your age and physical condition. An elete athelete may have a normal resting rate of 48. It can also be low from medication like a beta blocker. A low heat rate could be suggestive of a heart conduction problem. It would be best to check with your physician. ...Read more

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Resting heart rate is 128 bpm. Is this bad?

Tachycardia: That is high for an adult resting heart rate. See your dr. For an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me babys normal heart beat rate per minute?

Can you tell me babys normal heart beat rate per minute?

140 per minute: The awake range for babies is 85-205 with an average of 140; the asleep range is 80-160. ...Read more

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Doctor thinks our baby has a heart mumur. How many babies have heart murmurs?

Doctor thinks our baby has a heart mumur.  How many babies have heart murmurs?

Many: Many babies have heart murmurs, but most do not have heart disease. Approximately 1 in 100 babies are born with heart disease, so it is important that your baby have a full evaluation by a pediatrician and possibly a pediatric cardiologist if your doctor thinks it is necessary. ...Read more

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Shouldn't boyfriend 165lbs 5'8 be concern that his resting heart rate is 87beats per minute?

Shouldn't boyfriend 165lbs 5'8 be concern that his resting heart rate is 87beats per minute?

Heart rate: The normal heart rate varies from 60 to 100. Athletes can have a resting heart rate in the 40's. Heart rate also varies with the activity you are performing such as running, aerobic exercise, swimming in which the oxygen demands of your muscles increases and since oxygen is carried by a protein called Hemoglobin in your blood your heart rate increases to supply the demands of oxygen consuption. ...Read more

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