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Been in sports all my life.19 and fit. I haven't done much cardio or sports much in the last year (graduated HS). Heart rate was 45 a few times,bad?

Been in sports all my life.19 and fit. I haven't done much cardio or sports much in the last year (graduated HS). Heart rate was 45 a few times,bad?

Heart rate: If you're doing fine otherwise, no big deal about HR 45, in fact it can be a sign of being in really good aerobic condition ...Read more

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Chance I have marfan's? Rapid sports fatigue, heart murmurs a few months ago for ~1 week, & sev. myopia (-13D), astig, bad floaters, + loose retina

Chance I have marfan's? Rapid sports fatigue, heart murmurs a few months ago for ~1 week, & sev. myopia (-13D), astig, bad floaters, + loose retina

See doctor: It sees that you may have some of the features and thus best to consult your doctor about this so that you can take proper precautions. ...Read more

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I have a heart beating , and I wanna ask is the sport good for me or no ? Tanx

I have a heart beating , and I wanna ask is the sport good for me or no ? Tanx

Oy: I am so glad you have a beating heart! suggest you talk with a doctor face to face since i think you might want to express more detail than in your question. Perhaps wait until that conversation occurs before any vigorous activity? ...Read more

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I do a lot of sports 5days a week i don't eat sult and my blodd pruser is 135over 85 with 59 heart bit it is good...

I do a lot of sports 5days a week i don't eat sult and my blodd pruser is 135over 85 with 59 heart bit it is good...

Prehypertension: Blood pressure is not ideal and would fall into prehypertension range. It is excellent that you are exercising regularly and are on low salt diet. Weight loss may help. Also try to avoid taking advil (ibuprofen) regularly and take Acetaminophen instead if possible. Pain such as headache would also raise bp. ...Read more

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Hi! I did a session of intense sport yesterday. Few hours after, my hearts started skipping beat every two seconds or so for hours straight....

Athlete arrhythmia: Arrhythmias are not infrequently documented in athletes and can be a source of morbidity and mortality, particularly ventricular tachyarrhythmias leading to sudden cardiac death. Other types of arrhythmias are more benign. Having a history of syncope is concerning. Workup should at least start with a 12 lead ECG. ...Read more

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Hello, my regular heart record is 115, and i never did sports, how am i supposed to regulate a lower record? And doing sports harmful ?

Hello, my regular heart record is 115, and i never did sports, how am i supposed to regulate a lower record? And doing sports harmful ?

Very difficult to : Regulate your own heart rate. More importantly is finding out why your heart rate is 115/min. Obesity/physical deconditioning, hyperthyroid state, excess caffeine and energy drinks, dehydration, arrhythmias etc. I will recommend to see a physician before starting any physical activities like exercising. ...Read more

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Playing a sport intensely,gets my heart to start beatting very fast (2 beats per sec),lasting for more than an hour even if I stopped playing.W is it?

Playing a sport intensely,gets my heart to start beatting very fast (2 beats per sec),lasting for more than an hour even if I stopped playing.W is it?

How fast: Tachycardia during and after intense exercise could be normal or a sign of deconditioning or could be pathologic. If no other symptoms may be normal. If significant risk factors or with symptoms see your primary MD ...Read more

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Do sports drinks lower heart rate?

Do sports drinks lower heart rate?

Water will, too: If fast heart rate is due to dehydration, rehydration in any form will lower it. Water is the best choice, unless very strenuous, prolonged exercise, then sports drinks may have some slight advantage. Never count caffeinated or alcoholic beverages as rehydration, they actually work as diuretics and make the problem worse. ...Read more

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How can a heart block effect my career or limit my sports activities?

How can a heart block effect my career or limit my sports activities?

It shouldn't: There are multiple types of heart block. These range from benign congenital blocks where there is no significant impact to heart function to blocks where a pacemaker is required. Even if you were one of the rare people who required a pacemaker - with modern pacemakers, normal heart function and the ability to perform your usual daily activities is the expected outcome. ...Read more

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Is a low 60's heart rate common in a very sport active 14 year old female?

Is a low 60's heart rate common in a very sport active 14 year old female?

SSS: Normal heart rate at rest is between 60 and 70 beats per minute. In very fit individuals, it may be as low as 40 BPM without any symptoms of weakness or dizziness. ...Read more

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Will a hole in my baby's heart prevent him from playing sports when he grows up?

Will a hole in my baby's heart prevent him from playing sports when he grows up?

Unlikely: But depends on type & severity . If significant enough surgical or intervention performed sooner rather than later so kids can be kids & grow up normally. A talk with a pediatric cardiologist may be very beneficial. ...Read more

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What kind of annual test should I do for my heart? Am 59 female, BMI of 22, and returning to active sports after 7 years of light physical activity.

What kind of annual test should I do for my heart? Am   59 female, BMI of 22, and returning to active sports after 7 years of light physical activity.

Physical/EKG: See your doctor. Getting "cleared" for exercise primarily hinges on your history. If you've been active without symptoms and your ekg is normal, then there is no evidence that a stress test "just to be sure" will prevent anything in a person who feels well. Any test can have a false positive result, and a positive stress test means an invasive test like a heart cath (which has complications). ...Read more

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Which sport should I play if I have heart problem?

Which sport should I play if I have heart problem?

Exercise: The sport your doctor believes is ok for you, might not be one but check with the doc who knows you. ...Read more

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Can someone do sports with congestive heart failure?

Can someone do sports with congestive heart failure?

Supervision : Congestive heart failure has varying degrees of severity and exercise should never be performed if causing symptoms. However everyone regardless of chronic conditions with few exceptions should be physically active. In your case in consultation with your cardiologist and under the supervision of a cardiac rehab program you should be physically active to promote cardiac health and function. ...Read more

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Im 16 i enjoy sport but my resting heart rate is at 82 . Is that high ?

Im 16 i enjoy sport but my resting heart rate is at 82 . Is that high ?

No: It's normal. I'll bet if you record your pulse during sleep (or have someone check it), you'll find it's quite slow (50-60 would be typical at some period during the night). 80 while awake is perfectly okay. ...Read more

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Is a heart murmur patient fit enough to participate in physically demanding sports such as boxing?

Is a heart murmur patient fit enough to participate in physically demanding sports such as boxing?

Maybe: Yes if the heart murmer is an innocent or functional sound. If it is caused by a heart defectmaybe not. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I feel a sharp pain in my heart , it comes suddenly often , or after playing some sports , so what did you think is that?

I feel a sharp pain in my heart , it comes suddenly often , or after playing some sports , so what did you think is that?

Nothing vs ER: Could be nothing more than ligaments and muscle stretching, statistically in your age group, most common and non-life threatening. However, the riskier side is dramatic ie sudden death due to a heart abnormality. See your sports medicine doctor or sports medicine cardiologist (heart doctor). Asap! and refrain from activity that brings the pain on. ...Read more

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Could heart murmurs would be found on people who has been dancing or playing sports?

Could heart murmurs would be found on people who has been dancing or playing sports?

Murmur: A heart murmur. A murmur is just noise. Sometimes serious problems cause a murmur many times a murmur is caused by normal flow. Patients often misctranslate what the dr. Tells them. ...Read more

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Call u play sports if u have a small hole in your heart .Mines is on the side ?

Call u play sports if u have a small hole in your heart .Mines is on the side ?

Depends: Most likely yes if you don't have symptoms but talk to the cardiologist who diagnosed you as you likely had an ekg & echocardiogram. ...Read more

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