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Heart Beat Rates
Proportional to size: Heart rates are proportional to the size of the human and in fact in all mammals the rate is generally proportional to size with just a few exceptions. Therefore a child will have a faster basic rate than an adult on average if they are otherwise normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can your heart beat super fast during sleep paralysis happend to me last night couldn't move talk and my heart was racing so fast. My rates normal now?
Depends on situation: Resting heart rates normally fall between 60-100. If the heart rate is rapid, or greater than 100, it's considered a "tachycardia". Changes in rate brought about by variations in activity, diet, medication and age are normal and common. When a heart begins to race for no apparent reason, however, it can be a sign of an abnormality in the electrical pathway and is cause for evaluation. See PCP. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heart rate: The normal heart rate at rest is 60-100 bpm. It goes faster with exertion, anxiety, stress, and medications or foods, like caffeine. It goes slower with rest and is usually the slowest during sleep. Athletic conditioning can also naturally lower your resting heart rate, sometimes down into the 40's and 50 bpm's. See your doctor if you're concerned your heart rate is too fast or slow. ...Read more
Individual: "normal" range of heart rate is 60 - 100. Many highly trained athletes have lower heart rates and are perfectly fine. The best answer is where the heart is supplying enough blood to the rest of the body to keep from feeling lightheaded or having other symptoms, and not too fast either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more