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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 would cause me to have an irregular heart rate?

What would cause me to have an irregular heart rate?

Lots of things: We have about 100, 000 heart beats / day. It is typically to have a few dozen to few hundred extra / skipped beats, just by the law of averages. There are lots of abnormal conditions, however, that can cause irregularity above that normal range. If you are experiencing this routinely, see your cardiologist for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Irregular heart rate the last week. BPM 90-95 and irregular rate. Cause for concern?

Irregular heart rate the last week. BPM 90-95 and irregular rate. Cause for concern?

Get it checked: A heart rate that feels irregular could be a number of things from benign variations in heart rate with breathing inspiration versus expiration, to abnormal irregular rhythms such as atrial fibrillation. You should see your doctor to have it checked and have an EKG done to determine the specific rhythm it is to make sure it is not an abnormal one that would need further attention. ...Read more

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If i had irregular heartbeat would it show not just at heart rates below 60? Cause my machine says I have irregular heart rate mornings 43-50 bpm

If i had irregular heartbeat would it show not just at heart rates below 60? Cause my machine says I have irregular heart rate mornings 43-50 bpm

At any rate : Irregular heart rate can happen at low and fast heart rate. Can be because extra or escape beats, irregular sinus rhythm, junctional rhythm, or atrial arrhythmias. Needs an ECG during the actual irregularity happen. Or a holter 24 hrs monitoring test. Auscultation by a physician can make a diagnosis highly suggestive. BP machine are not accurate for irregular rhythms. ...Read more

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Can smoking spices cause irregular heart rate/ heart problems?

Can smoking spices cause irregular heart rate/ heart problems?

Yes: "spice" contains synthetic cannabinoids sprayed onto various herbs which may or may not be as labeled. They are stronger than "regular" marijuana. Users experience a high which can include hallucinating, rapid heart beat, high blood pressure, excessive sweating, extreme agitation, unpredictable & violent behavior, and rigidity. The compounds do not show up in current drug screenings. ...Read more

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What conditions can cause migraine, fast, sometimes irregular, heart rate and myoclonic jerks (all chronic)?

What conditions can cause migraine, fast, sometimes irregular, heart rate and myoclonic jerks (all chronic)?

See a physician: On these are different conditions and may not be related. You should have a physician check you and determine the etiology of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a very low (41 bpm) and irregular heart rate?

Should I be concerned about a very low (41 bpm) and irregular heart rate?

Concern?: Whether you need to be concerned depends on why your heart rate is 41 and and irregular. If your normal rate is in that range and you're having occassional apcs, no big deal. If you have some serious cause of the 41 bpm and irregular rhythm like slow afib caused by a drug overdose or some pathology, then you might need to be concerned. ...Read more

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I have an irregular heart rate. The one moment I have 57 and the next 112. What does it mean?

I have an irregular heart rate. The one moment I have 57 and the next 112. What does it mean?

Should be studied : Not sure. With problems like this a 24 hour monitor-a device you wear that records your every heart beat for one day continuously-will be invaluable for discerning what's going on. Some people have extreme variability of their normal rhythm, but at this point you cannot exclude some more concerning arrhythmia (rhythm disorder). Your primary care doctor or a cardiologist can assist you. Good luck! ...Read more

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