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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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Heart rate (Tip)

Most svt results from an electrical short circuit in the heart. A simple procedure can cure it! ...See 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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How can find your heart rate?

How can find your heart rate?

Pulse: Put two finger on your pulse just below the wrist on the thumb side (radial). Count the number of beats in 15 seconds & multiply by 4. That is your heart rate & pulse. They are the same thing. ...Read 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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Is a drop in heart rate normal?

Is a drop in heart rate normal?

Heart rate: Heart rate is normally variable. A modest drop in rate is not a cause for concern. A large drop which causes dizziness or other symptoms should be investigated. ...Read more

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Is a heart rate of 45 dangerous?

Is a heart rate of 45 dangerous?

Slow heart beat: If you don't have any symptoms like dizziness, pre-syncope, syncope or fatigue or chest pain or shortness of breath, then you are ok. But you complained of chest pain. Hence it should be treated. Its etiology should be elicited. Thyroid problems and blocks in heart arteries should be ruled out. Consult your physician. ...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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What does heart rate of 57 mean?

Usually nothing: A heart rate of 57 is usually normal especially if you are active and exercise frequently. However, if your hr has suddenly dropped to the 50's it could mean something. Certain rhythm issues or medications can cause slow heart rates. Often these people will have dizziness, fatigue, or near fainting associated with this. If you are concerned your doctor should be able to help you figure it out. ...Read more

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Do strong heart rate cause death?

Do strong heart rate cause death?

Possibly: Tachycardia may lead to a heart attack. If your resting heart rate is above 100 beats per minute, seek medical care/. ...Read more

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How to slow down your heart rate?

How to slow down your heart rate?

Exercise: Regular exercise trains the heart to pump more at a slower rate by improving its stroke volume. ...Read more

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Why is my heart rate staying low?

Why is my heart rate staying low?

Drug related : As i can see you are in metoprolol for htn. The most probable cause drug related. B-blockers like metoprolol decrease your hr. ...Read more

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Heart rate is 53bpm is it normal?

Heart rate is 53bpm is it normal?

Yes: Yes, as long as you feel fine. We see this all the time in young people, especially if you are athletic. ...Read more

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Can pain mess increase heart rate?

Can pain mess increase heart rate?

Pain: Yes pain can typically increase the heart rate. Be sure to determine what is causing the pain and to obtain proper treatment. ...Read more

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Is heart rate of any significance?

Is heart rate of any significance?

Yes: Normal resting heart rate is between 60 and 100 beats every minute. Too slow or too fast a heartrate may indicate an underlying problem. People in good physical shape may have a slower resting heart rate than 60. ...Read more