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Is my heart rate normal if it goes quickly from low to high?

Is my heart rate normal if it goes quickly from low to high?

Yes: Responsiveness to physiologic need is a sign of health. Going up quickly is normal assuming you're not going from 80 to 240! but if you go from 80 to 120 (the exact numbers depend on age) and then come back down quickly with rest, you're very healthy! (hr should drop 10% within 1 minute of cool down). ...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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Is a heart rate always high if your heart is pounding or can it happen when it's low to normal too?

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 more

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Since 2 years I take pills for high bp. Last 4 days my pressure is low (95-65, 110-70).Temperature normal, heart rate 73 to 90.Should I go to er? Txs

Since 2 years I take pills for high bp. Last 4 days my pressure is low (95-65, 110-70).Temperature normal, heart rate 73 to 90.Should I go to er? Txs

Contact MD: But I would like to know what else is going on: do u have a cold/flu, have u changed ur diet, . ...? I generally advise my patientto reduce 9not stop) their meds when BP is less than 120 (but bottom # must be less than 85, also). Have some tea ; maybe go to local walk in center, er islast choice, not 1st for my patients. ...Read more

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How can you determine if your blood pressure is high or low when checked and if your heart rate is normal?

How can you determine if your blood pressure is high or low when checked and if your heart rate is normal?

Need to know normal: Goal for most patients is to have top blood pressure below 140 (under 135 for diabetics) and bottom pressure under 90 (under 85 for diabetics). It is not unusual to have an occasional blood pressure reading be above this. Goal pulse is 60-100, although not unusual to be in 50's. Medication is presribed to treat the general trend of bp's. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an ongoing high heart rate from anxiety if you have a normal low resting heart rate or would this be probably be another issue?

Is it possible to have an ongoing high heart rate from anxiety if you have a normal low resting heart rate or would this be probably be another issue?

Rule out medical: Always have a thorough medical work-up before attributing symptoms to mental health problems. Review personal and family history for problems with thyroid, cardiac, and other problems that might simulate anxiety. Also, keep a diary of episodes and associated events. However, obsessing over symptoms can worsen anxiety. Yoga or meditation will help both mental and physical problems. ...Read more

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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?

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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Past few weeks heart rate high 0ver 115bpm xrays, holter monitor, ekg all normal thyroid a lil low now heart rate normal again without meds y?

Past few weeks heart rate high 0ver 115bpm xrays, holter monitor, ekg all normal thyroid a lil low now heart rate normal again without meds y?

115bpm: A low thyroid could lower your heart rate. You should first see an endocrinologist to optimize your thyroid levels. Once that is controlled it would be wise to recheck your potential heart issues. ...Read more

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I am 19 year old male not overweight sometimes my heart rate gets low, the high 40s and low 50s. Normal EKG echo and holter monitor should I worry?

I am 19 year old male not overweight sometimes my heart rate gets low, the high 40s and low 50s. Normal EKG echo and holter monitor should I worry?

Bradycardia: Looks like you've had an adequate cardiac work up, so I wouldn't worry. If you are an athelete it is not uncommon to have a slow heart rate, all within the realm of normal. ...Read more

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Why do I experience a low heart rate with normal/high blood pressure and a high heart rate with low blood pressure? Thanks

Why do I experience a low heart rate with normal/high blood pressure and a high heart rate with low blood pressure? Thanks

No Easy Answers from: A distance. Everything you describe is a behavior/sign/symptom, none causal. Heart rate, strength of contraction (both heart functions) ; BP (mean arteriole resistance) are all controlled 24/7, split-second by split-second, by our brain/mind at below conscious, autonomic nervous system level. While alterations in heart muscle size & function (usual doc focus) are also a factor, these are secondary ...Read more

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I gave blood, since then I am, dizzy, chest discomfort, high heart rate and fever &low bp. Is this normal after giving blood? I have SVT and afib.

I gave blood, since then I am, dizzy, chest discomfort, high heart rate and fever &low bp. Is this normal after giving blood? I have SVT and afib.

Blood donation: The low blood pressure and increased heart rate are not unusual post blood donation. Fever is unusual and if you aren't cooking up a cold and it isn't gone promptly, i'd consult your dr. ...Read more

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Mom son is 14 years old. In the emergency room with high white blood count and low potassium. His heart rate is about 140 is this normal?

Mom son is 14 years old. In the emergency room with high white blood count and low potassium. His heart rate is about 140 is this normal?

Sounds like sepsis: Your son has a high count and seems to be dehydrated with a low potassium.Hence the high heart rate. You are in the ER the doctors there will take care of him ...Read more

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Rapid heart rate during period. Low hemoglobin, low MCH and high rdw. Borderline normal mcv. Also had mildly low 3.3 potassium 7 weeks ago. I see dr tues, what type of anemia and safest way to treat?

Rapid heart rate during period. Low hemoglobin, low MCH and high rdw. Borderline normal mcv. Also had mildly low 3.3 potassium 7 weeks ago. I see dr tues, what type of anemia and safest way to treat?

You probably: Have iron deficiency anemia. Common causes are blood loss, lack iron on diet, pregnancy, inability to absorb iron due for example celiac disease. In your case blood loss due to possibly heavy period. I imaging endoscopy study negative. Treatment iron supplement. Iron studies also indicated if in doubt. All above can give you tachycardia and fatigue. But thyroid test indicated. ...Read more

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I'm currently not taking any medications. I wake up and my heart rate is high 90's to low 100's everyday. Should this be a concern?

I'm currently not taking any medications. I wake up and my heart rate is high 90's to low 100's everyday. Should this be a concern?

It may be, but: You have provided so little information that it would be difficult to guess, at 45 years old you should probably discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do if my heart rate is very low but BP is high, am I in risk?

What can I do if my heart rate is very low but BP is high, am I in risk?

Heart rate: You could be at risk depending on what those values of heart rate and blood pressure are, and if you are experiencing symptoms of lightheadedness, chest pain, shortness of breath, headache, palpitations. It also depends on how fit you are from an exercise standpoint, since the hr tends to be lower in physically fit people. ...Read more

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I have a very high heart rate when exercising Avg. 174 Max 184 Should I see someone, or is this normal?

I have a very high heart rate when exercising Avg. 174 Max 184 Should I see someone, or is this normal?

At your age it is: Possible to achieve a maximal heart rates of 196 BPM so it sounds like you are in the normal range but perhaps pushing yourself a little too hard with your routine. Take it a little easier on yourself. Aim for sustained HR of 85% (167 BPM) for 20 minutes with an appropriate warm up and cool down for 10 minutes on each side. ...Read more

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I weaned off labetelol 3 weeks ago. My heart rate was in the 60s then, now it's in the high 80s to 90s. Is this normal?

I weaned off labetelol 3 weeks ago. My heart rate was in the 60s then, now it's in the high 80s to 90s. Is this normal?

Yes, but: Labetalol, a beta blocker, does lower heart rate, that will increase when stopped. However, resting heart rate high 80s-90s is a little high. If this persists another week or two you should see Ur doc. Also, if u are now off labetalol Ur doc should be following you anyway. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would be a typical medication for high normal heart rate, without any other complications (already do exercise/watch diet)?

Normal: "high normal" is still considered "normal". Therefore medical therapy is not generally recommended. Sometimes a more rapid heart rate is related to other possible causes e.g. Anxiety or hormonal. Discuss further with your physician. ...Read more

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When I participate in high intensity exercise my heart rate suddenly beats incredibly fast. Skips a beat or two then returns to normal.?

When I participate in high intensity exercise my heart rate suddenly beats incredibly fast. Skips a beat or two then returns to normal.?

Best to get checked: What you are describing could be from deconditioning but it could also be related to a heart rhythm problem. It is best to get this checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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My husband says my heart rate is too high, since it rests at about 90-100. Is it normal, if not how can I fix it? I'm not an excerciser type person, I don't have the stamina for it.

My husband says my heart rate is too high, since it rests at about 90-100. Is it normal, if not how can I fix it? I'm not an excerciser type person, I don't have the stamina for it.

Dysautonomia - MVP: May have rapid heartbeats in association with dysautonomia / mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. See doctor to be checked. Read Dr. Richard hoffman's book on MVP on Amazon. Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium and fish oil supplements. Low dose beta blockers help control the rate. ...Read more

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Low creatinine and high heart rate, should I be concerned?

Depends: There's no level of creatinine that's considered harmfully low. High heart rate is harmful if it's abnormally fast. At rest, yours should be. ...Read more

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How might you have a normal BP but high resting heart rate?

How might you have a normal BP but high resting heart rate?

Blood pressure: Blood pressure and heart rate are only loosely related. The peripheral vascular resistance and stroke volume are more directly tied to BP than heart rate. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pacemaker for low heart rate today I'm runnin high 90's BP 133/ 91?

What to do if I have pacemaker for low heart rate today I'm runnin high 90's BP 133/ 91?

Pacemaker: The pacemaker is likely programmed to stimulate your heart if your intrinsic rate falls below a programmed rate like 60 or 70 beats a minute. If your heart is going 90 on its own, the pacer is just monitoring to see how fast the heart is going and will 'kick in' if your heart slows to under the programmed rate. ...Read more

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I have a low heart rate but I'm overweight? A low heart rate is better than a high heart rate right?

I have a low heart rate but I'm overweight? A low heart rate is better than a high heart rate right?

Not necessarily: It depends on how low the heart rate is and whether the heart rhythm is normal or abnormal. A high resting heart rate is more indicative of heart disease or other types of medical problems than a low resting heart rate so long as the low heart rate is not too low. ...Read more