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Cardiac Arrest Heart Rate
Depends. No set no#: Cardiac arrest occurs when d heart has trouble pumping blood 4 itself, or when electrical problems cause a malfunction. The faster the heart beats, the less time the heart has to fill blood 4 itself (the heart rests b/w beats). If there r blockages or narrowing in its arteries, or if it is weakened (from electrolyte imbalance) then it will stop beating at a lower cut-off. Theoret max is 220-age. ...Read more
If a young, fit, and healthy person was exercising so hard their heart rate got up to 220 BMP, what would happen? Would they enter cardiac arrest?
Unpredeictable: As your age is 22, after reaching 198, you are predisposed to Cardiac arrythmias, instead of normal heart beat,,, abnormal unhealthy heart contractions appear which can potentially make the heart to go to arrest. Again heart does not follow rules. It happen at lower rates too and don't happen eve at higher rates. But its not recommended to go beyond 200-Age. ...Read more
Is it possible beta blockers could drop heart rate too low and cause cardiac arrest? What would be a concerning heart rate?
Beta Blockers: It is definitely possible for beta blockers to cause the heart rate to drop too low (called bradycardia) but cardiac arrest would be extremely unusual. A low heart rate becomes concerning when someone is having symptoms (such as sweating, dizziness, nausea, etc.) and if it doesn't increase with activity. Some elite athletes have resting heart rates below 40 bpm. ...Read more
Depends...: There are heart rhythmn disorders that do not begin with an elevated heart rate. Not all cardiac arrhythmias are due to an elevated heart rate. There are rhythmn disorders that have a normal heart rate or even a slow heart rate. A normal or slow heart rate does not rule put an arrhythmia. ...Read more
I keep coughing and I have a severe head cold with an avg. Resting heart rate of 110. I am scared about cardiac arrest, should I go back to a doc?
No simple answer: If your arteries have no blockage, then there is no heart rate that will cause a heart attack. The more blocked the arteries, the lower the hr needed to outstrip the blood supply. There are other factors too, like presence/absence of anemia, hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, (wall thickening), and contractility which determine how much blood the heart is using and needs. ...Read more
Weed: Heart attack is a multifactorial event. If weed was a common cause of heart attack, Bill Maher probably wouldn't be pushing it to be legalized. ...Read more
Could my blood pressure and heart rate tell if I was having a heart attack or could it be normal even if I was having one?
Not always: Some people can experience mild heart attacks with little or no effect on their heart rate or blood pressure and also at times no pain especially if they have conditions like diabetes as well. Really need ECG and blood studies to confirm heart attack. Talk to cardiologist if really concerned. ...Read more
What's a normal heart rate for a 32 year oldold heavy smoker I think I may be having a heart attack?
Heart rate: First, if you think you are having a heart attack, call 911 immediately. Heart rate can vary according to cardiovascular fitness, medication use, activity level, and circulating blood volume, so no one number answers your question. ...Read more
What causes a heart rate of 119 and can it be lowered? 60 year old man who has had a previous heart attack, is overweight, diabetic.
Yes: Your heart rate can and should be lowered. It may be also necessary for your doctor to make sure your heart rhythm is also normal. Most of the hr treatments will also take care of the BP presuure problem. ...Read more
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
Is a stroke like a heart attack? So strokes have fast heart beats or does your heart rate stay the same?
Resting heart rate as a young man was 50-55. Doctors are considering a pace maker 2 years post heart attack?
Your youth and cardiovascular conditioning are of historic interest.
If you now have symptomatic slow pulse= bradycardia, syncope, heart failure etc. One may benefit from pacing.
After a heart attack the electrical system of the heart can be damaged and one benefits from proper atrioventricular pacing or even dual pacing for chf. ...Read more
I'm 27 male and im super terrified of having a heart attack I weigh 190 when I lay in bed mt heart rate rides about 50-59 had ekg 10 year ago was good?
Why the fear?: Dear ZachA, heart attacks in 27 year men are rare but they do happen and we can predict better if we get more information from you, like your family and personal history, smoking, height, etc. Consider doing a formal consult with internal Medicine or cardiology. I am sorry I cannot reassure you more. ...Read more
Not usual but it can: The fast heart beat which is generated by the lower heart chambers (ventricular tachycardia) can reduce the blood volume generated by the heart and if the subject has low preserve (some narrowing of the coronary arteries or decreased heart function) can cause ischemia t the heart. ...Read more
I'm 50yr old I suffer a heart attack last year. My heart rate now is 37% after another stens put in. I don't want to die. Please help
See integrative Dr.:
I'm not sure what you mean by heart rate 37%. Do you mean ejection fraction?
Preventing and reversing heart disease requires a comprehensive approach of healthy diet, exercise, stress reduction and nutritional and herbal supplements. Stents can help but are a band-aid approach that does not correct the underlying problem. Work with a good integrative Dr.-see http://tinyurl. Com/zkr8v2p and comment: ...Read more
I've been sendentary a long time so unfit my heart rate goes up too 147bpm only walking round the house will I take heart attack? Or excersice slow!
Family practice: See your dr. And set an exercise plan suitable for you. Don't over do it at first. It will take time to get into shape. But make sure your heart is healthy. ...Read more
Can panic attack lead to: a) stroke or heart attack due to either hbp being too high at that moment or my heart rate being too too fast? Help
Needs to be high: At 32 years provided you are not morbidly obese severely diabetic or have cardiac issues its unlikely. The panic would have to have your heart beating at almost 200 and your BP would have to be quite high. If you are having a lot of panic attacks speak to your doctor, neurologist, psychiatrist and they may be able to prescribe a medication to stabilize these events. ...Read more
My heart rate is usually 60-70 today it's been between 90-100 why? Could this be a sign of heart attack
Not if no other symp: It is not likely to be a heart attack without other symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitation or dizziness. Just an elevated HR is more likely to be reasons other than the heart, ie. dehydration, anxiety, deconditioning, pain, fever, anemia, etc. Check out Your Vibrant Heart on Amazon for more cardiac health tips. ...Read more
My heart rate is 120 but I haven't done anything but shower this morning. Even when I sit down it feels fast. I'm only 17 & scared of heart attack?
See Dr: Heart attack unlikely in your age group, but thyroid or other medical issue causing rapid heart rate more likely. Need evaluated by your Dr and likely blood work and an EKG to start to sort things out. ...Read more
Can someone b having a heart attack n her blood preasure n heart rate is fine she just fell like there's sumthing wrong n feeling sick on of stomach?
What to do if I have the flu high heart rate pain in my left arm think I'm having a heart attack?
Call 911: If you think you are having a heart attack, seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more
28/f, possible heart attack? I've been having palpitations and intermittent rapid heart rate (150-160 resting bpm, lasting 1-3 hours) for a couple of months. Last week as I was getting dressed I suddenly felt dizzy and nauseated, and felt a weight on my s
WPW syndrome?: It sound like you have a cardiac arrhymia known as wolff-parkingson-white syndrome. See a cardiologist. He will want to run tests before putting you on medication. ...Read more
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
Can heart rate and blood pressure increase with an esophageal spasm? I panic feel like I am going to have a heart attack. Cardiologist says heart is OK
The day before yesterday my heart rate dropped to 40 bpm, yesterday I started feeling pressure on my chest and left arm discomfort?, could it be the beta blocker or should I run to the ER for a heart attack.
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