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Dangerous Pulse Rates
Sharp tight pain in entire chest and upper back. Happens 2-3 times a week. Began about 4 weeks ago. Unable to move or breathe. 26 year old female. I had 3 unusually high pulse rates in a row when i went to donate plasma. Last raate read at 115 after sitti
Chest : Chest pain at rest is a worrisome sign. Cardiac (heart) causes need to be ruled out. A visit with your primary care provider is in order. A detailed history will be done, along with an ekg (test that checks your hearts electrical activity). Based on your history and results of ekg your doctor may set up a test where you wear a monitor (holter) for 24 hours to record any abnormal heart activity. The high heart rate you experienced after donating plasma may have be a result of a drop in blood pressure. This may or may not be related to your chest pain. A more detailed history will help. Bring this up with your doctor. He/she may advise you not to donate for a while. Best of luck. ...Read more
Consult: There are many questions that need to asked to fairly answer your question. SImply put heart rates <50 is considered low. However if you donot have any symptoms with it or if it is not persistent it is ok. On the other hand is you have chest pain, lightheadedness, fainting, nausea vomiting or any symptoms associated go to an ER. ...Read more
If you have symptoms: Maximal predicted hr is 220 - age in years. Many fatigue at mphr. However athletes often capable of exceeding mphr. No absolute limit, but hr>200 associated with limited filling time and pump failure. Generally people develop limiting symptoms in their body before heart gives out. Not true if heart vessels are diseased... In that case one develops crushing chest pain which usually halts exercise. ...Read more
Not necessarily: While normal heart rate is 60-100 it is not unusual for people to have a lower heart rate. This can be caused by some medications also. If the patient is not feeling dizzy or light headed then the pulse of 50 is probably not an issue. If the patient is having symptoms then the doctor should be consulted. ...Read more
Several reasons: Fast heart rate may occur with several situations/ conditions as anemia, fever, hyperthyroidism, low blood pressure, stress, caffeine, smoking, exercise, poor physical shape, deconditioning, medications, decongestants. Usually not dangerous. If it persists for a while have it checked by pcp. ...Read more
Its close: Your maximum target heart rate is 220 minus your age; this would put you at 173. If you are a begginer to exercise you should gradually work up to this level and this of course assumes you do not have cardiac problems. If you do consult your physician to determine a safe level to start your exercise program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it dangerous for my diastolic BP to go down to 103/51 pulse 79 from 104/65 pulse 83 occasionally? I'm 36 years old....
It depends on you.: This can be due to a number of reasons. It can be possibly from a heart condition, like arrhythmia, or an electrolyte imbalance like hyperkalemia. Drugs are a major cause and concern, and this can be from an overdose of many therapeutic drugs or use of recreational drugs, like cocaine. This really impacts on how serious this finding is so see your doctor to find out the cause or for a check-up. ...Read more
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