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Is resting heart rate of 70 after being diagnosed with afib normal?

Is resting heart rate of 70 after being diagnosed with afib normal?

Yes: But be sure and know how well controlled your afib is overall. I have many patients who come to my office who have heart rates in the 70's or 80's at rest and seem fine but with the most minor of activity have heart rates that are wildly out of control. As your doctor about wearing a heart monitor home to see how well controlled you are in your daily life. ...Read more

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Dr. John Garner
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Atrial Fibrillation (Definition)

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow to the body. During atrial fibrillation, the heart's two upper chambers (the atria) beat chaotically and irregularly — out of coordination with the two lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart. Atrial fibrillation symptoms include heart palpitations, shortness ...Read more


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My resting heart rate is between 70-75 on lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) for afib, but every time i wake up, even from naps, it is between 90-100. What could cause this?

My resting heart rate is between 70-75 on lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) for afib, but every time i wake up, even from naps, it is between 90-100. What could cause this?

Normal variation: Atrial fibrillation/flutter gives irregular heart ratethat may have wide or narrow range. This rate can be altered with activity, caffeine or other drug intake. There is also a daily increase in adrenaline just before awakening in morning. I don't know how this relates to naps. If symptoms other than awareness of heart rate occur (short of breath, chest pain, lightheaded) seek medical attentio. ...Read more

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Is a resting heart rate of 70 normal?

Is a resting heart rate of 70 normal?

Yes!: The normal range for resting heart rate is commonly considered 60-100, so 70 is right in the middle of that. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a normal resting heart rate for a 70 year old lady?

Docs, what's a normal resting heart rate for a 70 year old lady?

50-90: 50-90. (90-100 is normal but a bit high). Any medication she takes may modify her heart rate and that's a factor too. HR during sleep is normally much slower at times, even into the 30s transiently . ...Read more

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Is it normal for resting heart rate to increase after giving blood? From around 65-70 to 80-85 sitting on couch 2 days after giving blood.

Is it normal for resting heart rate to increase after giving blood? From around 65-70 to 80-85 sitting on couch 2 days after giving blood.

Yes: With blood donation you lose a significant amount of volume as well. It takes 120 days to replace the blood cells and at least a few days to replace the volume. A minor increase in heart rate is not unexpected. ...Read more

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My resting heart rate is 37. Is that in the normal range?

My resting heart rate is 37. Is that in the normal range?

Slow: That's a little slow. If it just dipped there, I wouldn't think twice about it, but if it's staying there, it bears investigation. How are you feeling? ...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