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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 68 is it normal ?

My heart rate is 68 is it normal ?

Yes: Normal heart rate ranges between 60-100.

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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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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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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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What can I eat to lower my heart rate?

What can I eat to lower my heart rate?

Nothing really: Best way to lower your heart rate is regular exercise & avoidance of stimulants (caffeine & nicotine). ...Read more

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What are some of the best ways to keep your heart rate at 60-100 or even better below 60 bpm?

What are some of the best ways to keep your heart rate at 60-100 or even better below 60 bpm?

Heart rate: Consistent aerobic exercise for at least 45minutes a day can lower resting rate by a beat a minute a month on the average to the levels you target. But it must be consistent and the intensity and duration adequate. ...Read more

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