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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).


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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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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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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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself daily. Alert doctor to any increases.
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Take medications as prescribed
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Tell the doctor if your legs swell or you get short of breath
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I just took my heart rate and it was 67. How low is too low?

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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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

Make healthy lifestyle choices
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Stop smoking and avoid second-hand smoke
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Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
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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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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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