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Is It Bad To Have A High Pulse Rate
Is a heart rate always high if your heart is pounding or can it happen when it's low to normal too?
Yes it can: Heavy pounding of the heart relates more to the force of contraction which is governed by the amount od catecholamines (adrenalin) as well as the volume of blood put out with contraction.. Often times this will lead to a faster heart rate but it doesn't have to. An example would be aortic regurgitation wherein the heart is heavily loaded (preload), from backward filling across aortic valve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several reasons: Fast heart rate may occur with several situations/ conditions as anemia, fever, hyperthyroidism, low blood pressure, stress, caffeine, smoking, exercise, poor physical shape, deconditioning, medications, decongestants. Usually not dangerous. If it persists for a while have it checked by pcp. ...Read more
Tachycardia: Depends on the reason for an increased heart rate. Increased heart rate can be a normal response to heart rate >100 -> Sinus tachycardia - Other possibilities are arrythmias like atrial flutter/atrial fibrillation/ and Supraventricular Tachycardias An EKG will be very useful in this case. Depending on EKG results and symptoms, holter might also help. Infection can also cause increased heart rate ...Read more
Not necessarily: if you're not on medications, normal resting heart resting heart rate is around 60 - 100 beats per minute. However, some people who physically fit/in shape, athletes, or those who are involved in a lot of physical activity can have heart rate less than 60. It becomes a concern if you get symptomatic from it; which includes, feeling fatigue, dizzy/lightheaded, passing out, weakness, etc., see a DR ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How high?: Although we consider a low resting pulse to be a good thing and viewed as an indicator of good cardiovascular health, it does not offset the affects of high blood pressure. A thorough check for potential causes (secondary causes) of high blood pressure is probably a good idea. Ekg, cardiac echo, thyroid tests, kidney function. ...Read more
I have a very high heart rate while exercising and a very low heart rate while resting. Is this normal or do I need to see a doctor?
Physical fitness?: Well conditioned athletes often have low heart rates at rest (sometimes 40 - 50 bpm). Your maximum heart rate should be 220 - age (i.e. ~171 bpm for a 49 y/o). If your heart rate rises above this, abruptly rises to this rate, or you have dizziness, short breath, or chest pain, see a cardiologist to make sure you're not experiencing an arrhythmia. Otherwise, this range is normal for athletes ...Read more
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I have hypertension hbp and ichecked it and it was 98/73 heart rate 81 is that normal or low and is it good or bad?
Low BP: That is low, but it also depends on whether you have symptoms related to it. You should see your doctor for further analysis and recommendation. ...Read more
Heart rate: Can't tell anything from your question. You should go get yourself checked out it you are concerned. Some people imagine things that aren't there and some people have real problems. ...Read more
A prompt evaluation: High blood pressure with a low pulse could be to due to a slow heart rate giving the heart has more time to fill so higher than normal volumes are pushed out creating high blood pressure. High blood pressure could signal your heart to slow down in an attempt to bring blood pressure down. There are other factors and prompt evaluation by a physician is indicated. ...Read more
High resting pulse and high blood pressure. Not dangerously high but high for my age and the fact that I am a top level athlete, why? How to change it
When ur liver is shutting down, an your BP is low but pulse is high what does it mean BP has been running 70/51 for a month now pulse 97?
See hepatologist: Low blood pressure and high heart rate are not necessarily indicative of liver failure per se. Generally when these two situations exist, it is more related to low blood volume and these conditions are compensatory. There can be complications of liver failure, such as bleeding and ascites, that lead to low circulating volume. See a liver doctor, a hepatologist, to figure this out asap. ...Read more
Can be.: Typically, a lower heart rate is a reflection of good cardiovascular shape. For example, professional bicyclers can have resting hr in the upper 30's per minute. The exception to the low resting heart rate comments above would be if you have symptoms from low heart rate or if your heart rate cannot raise normally with exertion. These people require evaluation to see if they need a pacemaker. ...Read more
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