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How to take a heart rate if no monitor?

How to take a heart rate if no monitor?

Pulse: Get a clock with a second hand. Feel your pulse (can easily be felt at the neck, the thumb side of the wrist or the groin). Feel for the bumping against your fingers. Count the number of bump in 1 minute. That is your heart rate. ...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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What must I use to monitor my heart rate?

What must I use to monitor my heart rate?

Heart rate monitor: You can buy a heart rate monitor - no doubt available on line, but you can also just count your own pulse: either at your wrist, neck, or chest. Count it for 15 seconds and multiply by 4. It's free! ...Read more

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How does a wireless heart rate monitor work well?

How does a wireless heart rate monitor work well?

Like your phone: Blue tooth is a wonderful thing. Electrical pulses that trigger your heart function are easy to detect and send to a wireless monitor. Units these days are accurate and reliable. ...Read more

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How accurate are heart rate monitors in altitude?

How accurate are heart rate monitors in altitude?

Normal action: Require moisture for good contact just as at low altitude and can misfunction in cold temperatures which is more likely at high altitude. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of having a heart rate monitor?

What are the benefits of having a heart rate monitor?

Ecg monitor: We generally monitor not only heart rate but heart rhythm. This identifies rhythm disturbances which if present could disorder the state of perfusion of the body and/or threaten the life and well being of the patient. ...Read more

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What are some different ways to monitor your heart rate?

Depend on: The condition of the patient and the reason for the monitoring. 1) simply by palpating the pulse and auscultating the heart. 2) pulse oxymeter- noninvasive technique to measure o2 saturation. 3) electrocardiogram-can be use at the hospital but also at the gym. Commonly the chest strap that function as an electrode that transmit radio signal to a monitor that gives you the hr. Hope I answered the? ...Read more

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Post hyst heart rate on monitor was 156.now between 100-140 normal?

Post hyst heart rate on monitor was 156.now between 100-140 normal?

Sounds high: A normal heart rate is generally between 60-200. If this is post hysterectomy, I would be concerned about post operative bleeding, if this heart rate continues for a significant amount of time. Serial complete blood counts should be watched, since this will reveal postoperative bleeding. ...Read more

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How reliable are heart rate monitoring apps available for smartphones?

How reliable are heart rate monitoring apps available for smartphones?

Pretty good: However, it is mostly just a gimmick. There's no rocket science to measuring your pulse. You can either use the radial artery on your wrist (on the thumb side) or your carotid artery on your neck (just in front of the muscle group on your neck) and then count the pulses over 15 seconds, multiply by 4 and that's your heart rate in beats per second. This will save battery time on your smartphone! ...Read more

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What are some different ways to monitor your heart rate? Which method will you use and why

What are some different ways to monitor your heart rate? Which method will you use and why

Check out these: Links. Take care! Http://m.rei. Com/mt/www. Rei. Com/learn/expert-advice/heart-rate-monitor. Html. Http://www. Consumerreports. Org/cro/heart-rate-monitors. Htm. ...Read more

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What are some different ways to monitor your heart rate? Which method will you use and why?

What are some different ways to monitor your heart rate? Which method will you use and why?

Depend on: The condition of the patient and the reason for the monitoring. 1) simply by palpating the pulse and auscultating the heart. 2) pulse oxymeter- noninvasive technique to measure o2 saturation. 3) electrocardiogram-can be use at the hospital but also at the gym. Commonly the chest strap that function as an electrode that transmit radio signal to a monitor that gives you the hr. Hope I answered the? ...Read more

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When using a heart rate monitor for exercise, how do you factor into your heart range the intended effects of heart meds?

When using a heart rate monitor for exercise, how do you factor into your heart range the intended effects of heart meds?

Heart rate for exerc: Theoretical maximum heart rate is 220 minus your age, so your max would be 147. Depending on your goals and fitness level your workout heart rate should be between 60-80 percent of your max, so around 90-115 beats per min. Heart medication such as a beta blocker will typically make it difficult to get the heart rate much above 100. ...Read more

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My results showed off my 7 day monitor that my heart rate never went below 150bpm through the day at nigh t would drop to 80bpm when get up back 150?

Suspicious: I'm suspicious that you have atrial flutter (rate is typical) or paroxysmal atrial tachycardia (the heart rate is not typical). It's also possible that you have normal rhythm that's abnormally fast. Your monitor strips should contain the info to distinguish among the above. Has your thyroid been checked? Do you use medication or recreational drugs? Is your general health ok? Many possibilities. ...Read more

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How would monitoring my heart rate during exercise help me?

How would monitoring my heart rate during exercise help me?

Exercising the heart: Your heart rate during exercise is an insight into how hard your body is working. First off you need to determine your maximum predicted heart rate for your age. This is 220 minus your age. From this number you can figure out your "zones". A good workout zone is 70-85% of the maximum. Talk to your doctor or a personal trainer to figure out what's best for your health and your goals. ...Read more

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Does it work if I monitor my heart rate everyday, I can prevent some illness in the future?

Does it work if I monitor my heart rate everyday, I can prevent some illness in the future?

No: You're wasting your time. Live your life one day at a time and regard each day as a precious gift. Forget about monitoring your heart rate. We call that "hypervigilance". Using the same logic, you should never, never ride in a car because some people are at risk of dying in an accident. Instead, concentrate on identifying some aspect of your life that you enjoy each day. ...Read more

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Is the heart rate monitor for iphone is 100 acurate? It's an application where you put your index on lens

Is the heart rate monitor for iphone is 100 acurate? It's an application where you put your index on lens

Yes: Very accurate. Use pulse o2 technology. Call instant heart rate by azumio and its free. Few in the market. I like cardiio - heart rate monitor too but it's 1.99. All work well. ...Read more

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50 year old female - take BP couple of times daily to monitor, notice heart rate sometimes only 55 BPM - not fit and overweight, is this concerning?

I don't see: Any medication that will decrease you heart rate. Hr of 55 it's normal specially if you are not active. If not associated with any symptoms I will say its normal for you. But, I will get a thyroid check to r/o hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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My husband is 11days post MI w two stents. We are back at th ER; he is being admit. Monitor is reading heart rate at 67-69. Is this ok? No meds yet

My husband is 11days post MI w two stents. We are back at th ER; he is being admit. Monitor is reading heart rate at 67-69. Is this ok? No meds yet

Yes: Yes, we want the heart rate to be on the low side for patients with heart disease. As long as doesn't get dizzy, an acceptable heart rate is as as low as 55. ...Read more

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I have anxiety. Today I worked out and my heart rate monitor is still reading above 90 and it keeps going up and down between 80 and 95 is that normal?

I have anxiety. Today I worked out and my heart rate monitor is still reading above 90 and it keeps going up and down between 80 and 95 is that normal?

Heart rates variable: Your heart rate may vary especially in response to stress.
Tachycardia is a rate above 120.
Anxiety can elevate resting heart rate.
To be safe, suggest Blood tests e.g. thyroid function and FBC. ...Read more

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I have monitored my heart rate for almost a month, and it is over 100bpm most of the time. Should I be concerned? I am quite an anxious person and do have slight shakes, which is something in our family. What could this be?

Rapid heart: You mention heart rate > 100. Well some people does have fast rate without disease. Rapid rate and “shakes” bring thyroid hormone excess to mind; exclude with simple blood test. Drugs and substances come to mind (e.g. nasal decongestants, caffeiene, some anti- hypertensive). Make sure heart and lung exam s normal (is exercise tolerance OK?) ...Read more

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What are the parts of a hospital heart rate monitor?

What are the parts of a hospital heart rate monitor?

Telemetry: For inpatient ambulatory patients, electrodes are taped to the chest and a transmitter box is attached to the trunk area. The heart rhythm recording is then transmitted wirelessly to a monitor at the nurses station. Bedside monitors don't allow the patient to walk about the ward freely. Other set ups allow the patient's heart rhythm to be recorded in a gadget strapped to the body. Finger styles. ...Read more

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Why can't I get accurate reading on my heart rate wrist monitor?

Why can't I get accurate reading on my heart rate wrist monitor?

Possibilities: One common reason is if you have an irregular heart rhythm like atrial fibrillation. Other possibilities are technical: fresh batteries? Correct positioning? Good contact? Does it work on other people? If not, it may be defective. Has is ever worked on you? If so, what's changed? If it's never been accurate, it may not be a good unit - i'd advise an arm cuff if you decide to replace it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to monitor your internal body temperature by monitoring your pulse/heart rate?

Is it possible to monitor your internal body temperature by monitoring your pulse/heart rate?

In short, no: Your body generally does an excellent job of regulating your core temperature, so it's not something you need to be concerned about. Heart rate is also highly regulated but varies much more widely for many reasons (like when we're startled) so it's not a reliable indicator of core temperature. ...Read more

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I have been monitoring my heart rate closely at home. My standing heart rate is 145 and 5 minutes later my resting heart rate is 88. Am I ok?

I have been monitoring my heart rate closely at home. My standing heart rate is 145 and 5 minutes later my resting heart rate is 88. Am I ok?

Orthostatic: For some reason you are orthostatic - when heart rate increases with sitting or standing up. This is usually associated with low blood volume - bleeding, dehydration (diarrhea, vomiting) or internal volume loss (fluid in the belly usually due to low albumine state). If this is sudden (started within last week) - seek urgent care. If that been going on for a long time, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Monitoring my heart rate. If I am relaxing from mid 50's to 60's. If I am up walking around 70-80's. 50 years old. Do cardio 6 times a week. Normal?

Normal for you.: Congratulations on working out so consistently. It appears to be paying off. Your resting heart rate (hr) can be an indication of cardio fitness. As you become more fit, your heart becomes a more efficient pump and your hr drops. Everybody is different but with activity hr and blood pressure do increase. Want to know more, read about using hr monitors to create exercise goals specific to you. ...Read more

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I was running 2/1 intervals for 30 minutes. I then ran as fast as I could and was wearing my heart rate monitor my heart rate was 166. My chest tightened up and I kept running until it tightened even more. I stopped running and it went away. During the ea

I was running 2/1 intervals for 30 minutes. I then ran as fast as I could and was wearing my heart rate monitor my heart rate was 166. My chest tightened up and I kept running until it tightened even more. I stopped running and it went away. During the ea

Question cutoff: Your question got cutoff there buddy but as a general rule: 1. If running causes your chest to be tight then back off running. 2. If you're having chest discomfort with exercise go see your doctor. 3. Watch your gender-name mismatch. It's very confusing and yes, gender, does help us. ...Read more

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Do bluetooth heart rate monitors cause cancer risk?

Not really: I would not worry at all about bluetooth monitors causing cancer. ...Read more

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Is my heart rate monitor watch accurate for the number of calories burned?

Not really: Calories burned depends somewhat on overall conditioning, weight, and other factors that can't be measured by heart rate alone. However, it is good for judging a relative amount of calorie use, and to give idea of how long it will take to burn off that slice of chocolate cake you had for dessert! ...Read more

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