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Heart Rate (Overview)

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 variation in the rate).


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My heart rate is higher when looking forward then when looking down is this normal?

My heart rate is higher when looking forward then when looking down is this normal?

Pulse : Quite interesting, check your pulse in both situations at different times and see your doc and show the results ...Read more

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Heart Rate (Overview)

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 variation in the rate).


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Heart rate shoots up randomly while sitting or standing the only way to lower it is to lay down on my side then it returns to normal.

Heart rate shoots up randomly while sitting or standing the only way to lower it is to lay down on my side then it returns to normal.

Cardiologist: I would recommend speaking to your doctor about referring you to a cardiologist. That doc may consider a 24 monitor which records the electrical activity of the heart for 24 hrs. If a recording of the increase in heart rate can be gotten, then the cardiologist can figure out what the cause is and treat it. ...Read more

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Dealing with Supraventricular Tachycardia (Tip)

Dealing with Supraventricular Tachycardia

Most svt results from an electrical short circuit in the heart. A simple procedure can cure it! ...See more

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I have heart rate hi in bed time and sintoms of heart?

I have heart rate hi in bed time and sintoms of heart?

How High?: The normal heart rate at rest is 60-100 bpm. It goes faster with exertion, anxiety, stress, and medications or foods, like caffeine. Speak with your doctor about the frequency of your atenolol. It may begin wearing off after 12-15 hours of taking it. If so, it can increase your heart rate at night. See a heart doctor (cardiologist) for evaluation. ...Read more

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I just took my heart rate and it was 67. How low is too low?

Depends: What is important is what is called the cardiac output, which is your heart rate x your stroke volume or the amount of blood the heart ejects with each beat. If your heart is efficient, like an athlete's it can eject more with each beat thus requiring a lower heart rate to meet cardiac output. Your cardiac output also depends on your needs, so while sleeping the heart rate maybe in the 40s. ...Read more

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Tell me what your heart rate should be?

Tell me what your heart rate should be?

Heart rate: Resting heart rate for a normal adult is 60-80bpm, with exercise we target heart rate to age and phsyical status. ...Read more

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Why is my heart rate 100 when standing up?

Why is my heart rate 100 when standing up?

....: when you satns up from a seated position the vessels in the body vasodilate causing the blood pressure to slightly decrease which in turn causes a reflex tachycardia ot elevation in pulse. talk to your doctor if you have dizziness, lightheadedness or palpitations... or if you have tachycardia at rest. ...Read more

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