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Bigeminy Heart Beat
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Heart rate: The normal heart rate at rest is 60-100 bpm. It goes faster with exertion, anxiety, stress, and medications or foods, like caffeine. It goes slower with rest and is usually the slowest during sleep. Athletic conditioning can also naturally lower your resting heart rate, sometimes down into the 40's and 50 bpm's. See your doctor if you're concerned your heart rate is too fast or slow.
Individual: "normal" range of heart rate is 60 - 100. Many highly trained athletes have lower heart rates and are perfectly fine. The best answer is where the heart is supplying enough blood to the rest of the body to keep from feeling lightheaded or having other symptoms, and not too fast either.See 1 more doctor answer
Many reasons: There are many reasons for having "hard" heart beats. Some of these are abnormal and some of these just indicate increased heart awareness. Some can be due to irregular beats, fast beats, skipped beats or problems with hormones or electrolytes or psychological issues. It is worth getting these checked out by a health care provider. Tell your doctor about this for a thorough evaluation.
Your heart: Is adjacent to your stomach. It is possible that you are feeling its pulsation there. Also, it is possible that you feel your abdominal aorta. If you feel a wide structure with a pulse in your abdomen, have it examined by a doctor.
Heart beat in stomac: Your stomach is close to your aorta and the far end of it (the duodenum) passes right over the aorta. The pulse you are feeling is from the aorta, and is normal. Most easy to feel when your stomach is empty.
Blood pressure: Are you having any symptoms such as lightheadedness, chest pain, or shortness of breath? Your blood pressure and pulse are fine if you have no symptoms. Your blood pressure could be on the low side if you normally run higher - If you are having symptoms, you need to get in to see your physician for evaluation. Take care.
Fetal heart rates: Are much higher than adults or kids.
Rapid heart rate: Tachycardia can be physiological or pathological. Exercise, caffiene can increase heart rate. Meanwhile diseases of the heart, like atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, congestive heart failure, ventricular tachycardia can cause heart to speed up.See 1 more doctor answer