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My resting heart rate has been 100-130 for 2-3 years. I'm a 23 year old healthy female in my second year of medical school. Should I worry about this?

My resting heart rate has been 100-130 for 2-3 years. I'm a 23 year old healthy female in my second year of medical school. Should I worry about this?

Cardiology: Yes, you should see a Cardiologist, discontinue any energy drinks, decongestants, coffee, tea, Moutain Dew or other stimulants for now. That is abnormally high for a resting heart rate. A Holter monitor or event monitor might be instructive. At least see your primary care physician for an EKG and advice. If you are overweight, then start a weight loss program with a reduced calorie diet as well. ...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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29 yr old female, good health 125lbs, resting heart rate ranges from 109-130. How do I know when I should see somebody for this?

29 yr old female, good health 125lbs, resting heart rate ranges from 109-130. How do I know when I should see somebody for this?

If you develop: Symptoms, such as shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations, etc. However, if you have known medical conditions such as anemia, COPD etc. You may need to let your doctor know, especially this is new... Best luck! ...Read more

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How come a person with a low resting heart rate is healthier than a person with a higher resting heart?

How come a person with a low resting heart rate is healthier than a person with a higher resting heart?

Fitness: An individual who is in better fitness shape will need to have their heart pump less often to supply blood and oxygen to their body. So if that person does strenuous exercise there will be a greater range for the heart to increase to supply oxygen to the muscles used in exercise. Obviously there is also an efficiency training effect with exercise, but that is a brief explanation. ...Read more

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I've got a resting heart rate of 30-40 beats per minute. Is that healthy?

I've got a resting heart rate of 30-40 beats per minute. Is that healthy?

Heart rate: 30-40 can be normal but it is slow. You should discuss this with your doctor to know if that is your own normal. People in great aerobic shape and some genetically have that normal rate, for some however it is very abnormal, get checked by your doc if you haven't already. ...Read more

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My resting heart rate is 113 and standing 133 with a peak of 142. Is this healthy? I am taking Vyvanse for my ADHD. should I stop taking this?

My resting heart rate is 113 and standing 133 with a peak of 142. Is this healthy? I am taking Vyvanse for my ADHD. should I stop taking this?

Heart rate: That's a pretty elevated resting heart rate. Are you taking other medications or drinking caffeinated drinks? I don't recommend discontinuing a medication without discussing with your physician. You should call and get an appointment to evaluate heart rate and blood pressure (and compare to previous measurements). ...Read more

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Been eating healthy and smaller meals. Lost a little weight. Exercise now daily. Still considered obese. Why has resting heart rate been in the 50's?

Been eating healthy and smaller meals. Lost a little weight. Exercise  now daily. Still considered  obese. Why has resting heart rate been in the 50's?

Needs evaluation: Could be normal for you but also could be a symptom of a heart problem or metabolic disorder like hypothyroid. Your doctor should perform an EKG and draw a metabolic blood panel with thyroid levels additionally. All this assumes you are also not on meds like beta blockers which will slow heart/pulse rate. ...Read more

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Started .01mg of clonidine for motor tics. My resting heart rate is a healthy 42bpm. Scared this med will drop my heart rate dangerously low & kill me?

Started .01mg of clonidine for motor tics. My resting heart rate is a healthy 42bpm. Scared this med will drop my heart rate dangerously low & kill me?

Clonidine: As an Alpha 2 adrenergic agonist one of the side effects is bradycardia. But, as a healthy young man and at lower doses you should be able to tolerate the drug well. Of course, if you develop dizziness, near fainting or postural changes call your doctor. Close follow up with the prescribing physician highly recommend. ...Read more

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