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Can the thumb be used for measuring heart rate?

Can the thumb be used for measuring heart rate?

Possibly: Any sensory appendage can be attempted as long as one is able to sense the pulsations properly and not confuse their own pulse with that of the person being assessed. Typically the index finger and tumbrels finger is utilized. ...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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Can the heart rate measuring apps on iphone be trusted?

Can the heart rate measuring apps on iphone be trusted?

No: They generally not accurate. The only way an app can really measure heart rate is if it has a way to count feel you pulse directly or a sensor you put on your chest to detect electrical activity of your heart! ...Read more

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I'm 39+2 days pregnant and foetal heart rate is 117 and measuring SGA should I be worried?

I'm 39+2 days pregnant and foetal heart rate is 117 and measuring SGA should I be worried?

How SGA?: Baseline heart rate is normal between 110 to 160 beats per minute, so your baby's heart rate is normal. The timing of delivery for your baby will depends on how growth restricted s/he is. If the baby is very small, has abnormal amniotic fluid, or abnormal Dopplers, your doctor will likely recommend delivery. ...Read more

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I'm supposed to be 7 weeks 5 days (based on iui), and u/s is measuring 7 weeks. Should i be concerned? The heart rate looks great.

I'm supposed to be 7 weeks 5 days (based on iui), and u/s is measuring 7 weeks. Should i be concerned? The heart rate looks great.

Margin of error: A five day difference is within the margin of error. This means that your sonogram confirmed you are right where you thought. ...Read more

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Are heart rate phone applications accurate in measuring heart rate?

Are heart rate phone applications accurate in measuring heart rate?

If you mean: cell phone Apps for heart health, there is no guarantee they are accurate or safe unless approved by the FDA or Food and Drug Administration. They should be used with caution. ...Read more

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Yesterday just once the heart rate of my 4 year boy was 130. Been measuring often and its 118 123 when active. When got up from sleeping it was 88.

Yesterday just once the heart rate of my 4 year boy was 130. Been measuring often and its 118 123 when active. When got up from sleeping  it was 88.

? your question is ?: The normal sleeping rate range at 4 is 60-90 while the normal alert range is 60-140. Fever, activity or stress can all boost the rate. If you have a specific question, please start over and ask.This is not a chat room and questions are not linked. ...Read more

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How is the anterior fontanelle useful for assessing hydration and measuring heart rate and intracranial pressure?

How is the anterior fontanelle useful for assessing hydration and measuring heart rate and intracranial pressure?

See below: It requires training to evaluate the state of fontanelle for the purposes you mention and you should leave that to your doctor. See this site for info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003310.htm. ...Read more

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Ultrasound measured foetus as 6 weeks 2 days one full week after measuring 5 weeks 6 days (just sac). Heart rate 126 i think miscarriage is likely?

Ultrasound measured foetus as 6 weeks 2 days one full week after measuring 5 weeks 6 days (just sac). Heart rate 126 i think miscarriage is likely?

Not necessarily: The fetus is now off by 4 days and the accuracy of us is about 4 days. Since the other measurement was the sac and this is the fetus, the different measurement may examine it all. The sac and the fetus do not always match exactly. The heart rate is normal so likely all is well. In any event, the next scan will be very helpful. Stay positive as these results to not suggest imminent miscarriage. ...Read more

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Had a f/u ultrasound yesterday at 8w1d and baby now measures 7w4d where as last week (exactly one week ago) was measuring 6w3d. 154 heart rate and baby looks "perfect" according to both tech and ob but my gestational sac is an irregular shape. Tech said g

Had a f/u ultrasound yesterday at 8w1d and baby now measures 7w4d where as last week (exactly one week ago) was measuring 6w3d. 154 heart rate and baby looks "perfect" according to both tech and ob but my gestational sac is an irregular shape. Tech said g

Seems ok: If this week it is measuring 7/4 and one week ago it was measuring 6/3, that is appropriate. An irregular gestational shape is non-specific. Heart rate is good and baby looks perfect. Something to be thankful for. ...Read more