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Does Endocarditis Have A High Mortality Rate
An infection of the inner lining of your heart. It generally occurs when bacteria or other germs from another part of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attach to damaged areas in your heart. Left untreated, endocarditis can damage or destroy your heart valves and can ...Read more
I have a low heart rate but i'm overweight? A low heart rate is better than a high heart rate right?
At what point does a high heart rate during exercise become dangerous? Would an extremely high heart rate of 250-270bpm be considered dangerous?
Should someone with a high resting heart rate also have a relatively higher target heart rate when working out?
Not Necessarily: The two aren't directly correlated. The best thing to do is to test your specific maximum heart rate using a treadmill. The old formula for what we'd estimate a max hr to be is 220-age for a man, 210-age for a woman. There's a new, better formula which is much more complex. ...Read more
High heart rate: Mostly it depends on symptoms associated with the heart rate, so if the rate is 120 beats per minute and the patient has shortness of breath or chest pain associated with it, then it is too high. However, if you are active and exercise regularly then your heart can tolerate a higher heart rate for a longer period of time. ...Read more
Depends.: Low pulse rate associated with symptoms or below 50 without meds probably requires some investigation. The degree of BP elevation determines how "dangerous" it is. In elderly patients it is often reasonable to accept higher baseline bp's rather than to push medications. If i can get a BP down to 140/90 range without side effects in an 80 year old I am generally pleased. ...Read more
Depends.: If the fetal heart rate remains above 160 beats per minute for over 10 minutes, then fetal tachycardia is diagnosed (unless the pregnancy is in the first trimester). This can be due to maternal fever, or fetal hyperthyroidism, cardiac defect, circulatory compromise, excessive fetal activity (benign, transient), or fetal tachyarrhythmia (atrial flutter, fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia). ...Read more
Heart rate: Normally heart rate responds to exercise or physiologic demand levels. Usually we don't see it go over 180-200 even with high levels of exercise. This level while tolerated by 'normals' may be dangerous in patients with heart disease or other forms of disease. In other words, one number doesn't fit all. ...Read more
Low baseline FHR: Low fetal baseline heart rates are usually diagnosed when the rate drops below 120 beats per minute consistently and stays there. sometimes it is temporary, and sometimes it represents a fetal oxygenation problem. Ask your OB MD, who knows your care, what it exactly means in your case. ...Read more
Low blood pressure and low heart rate in runners. Am I at risk for an abnormal arrhythmia setting in?
No: Very well conditioned athletes typically have low resting heart rates and low normal blood pressure that are a result of their excellent physical shape and not because of underlying heart disease. Now, if you are feeling faint, dizzy, light headed, weak or unwell in any other way seek medical evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incomplete therapy: In congestive heart failure, there is activation of the sympathetic nervous system, which is a contributor to tachycardia. The reflexes that lead to this are complex. Simplistically, though, this is a sign that you need additional therapy. Outcomes are best in people who are on beta-blockers, typically Carvedilol or metoprolol, which have the additional affect of slowing heart rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally, does a person with hypotension have a slower heart rate as compared to one who has hypertension?
Yes: This is because hypotension is caused by overdrive in fhe parasympathetic and hyper by the sympathetic. This nervous system is the automatic (autonomic) system controlled by the lower brain below conscious level. It is used to enable us to adapt to environmental changes e.g. Heat, cold, etc. It is easily disturbed by poor diet. ...Read more
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