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My daughter age 5 month having rapid heart rate about 240 per minute. Is this dangerous? Mybabys growth and other activity are normal.

My daughter age 5 month having rapid heart rate about 240 per minute. Is this dangerous? Mybabys growth and other activity are normal.

Yes, it can be: She may have a condition called SVT. The infant can tolerate this for a short period of time, and then becomes very ill very quickly. You have a short time to get her heart regulated before it could start to fail, sometimes rapidly. Sign off and go to ER now. If you live in a city with a Children's Hospital, go there. If not, nearest ER will be fine - they will transfer her if needed. ...Read more

Heart Rate (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Heart rate of 240 beats per min on ECG in emergency dept. Diagnosed with svt. What can I expect from my appointment with the cardiologist?

Heart rate of 240 beats per min on ECG in emergency dept. Diagnosed with svt. What can I expect from my appointment with the cardiologist?

See answer: Svt is a common clinical condition that occurs in persons of all age groups. The cardiologist will take a detailed hx and limited physical exam to help determine possible cause or precipitating factors. He will likely order some blood tests, resting ekg, and possible echocardiogram and/or 24-hr holter monitoring to again help determine the cause but also to try to capture the svt to determine type. ...Read more

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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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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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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

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What does a heart rate of 82 mean?

What does a heart rate of 82 mean?

Physiology: It means that your heart is contracting 82 times in one minute. That is a normal heart rate. ...Read more