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How to take a heart rate if no monitor?

How to take a heart rate if no monitor?

Pulse: Get a clock with a second hand. Feel your pulse (can easily be felt at the neck, the thumb side of the wrist or the groin). Feel for the bumping against your fingers. Count the number of bump in 1 minute. That is your heart rate. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Binford
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Heart Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Heart bypass surgery is for coronary artery atherosclerotic disease. Arteries and veins are used as bypass grafts to bring new blood supply into coronary arteries beyond these blockages. These operations are done usually with cardiopulmonary bypass via a sternotomy incision. Relief of angina, improved survival and heart function ...Read more


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What must I use to monitor my heart rate?

What must I use to monitor my heart rate?

Heart rate monitor: You can buy a heart rate monitor - no doubt available on line, but you can also just count your own pulse: either at your wrist, neck, or chest. Count it for 15 seconds and multiply by 4. It's free! ...Read more

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How does a wireless heart rate monitor work well?

How does a wireless heart rate monitor work well?

Like your phone: Blue tooth is a wonderful thing. Electrical pulses that trigger your heart function are easy to detect and send to a wireless monitor. Units these days are accurate and reliable. ...Read more

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How accurate are heart rate monitors in altitude?

How accurate are heart rate monitors in altitude?

Normal action: Require moisture for good contact just as at low altitude and can misfunction in cold temperatures which is more likely at high altitude. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of having a heart rate monitor ?

What are the benefits of having a heart rate monitor ?

Ecg monitor: We generally monitor not only heart rate but heart rhythm. This identifies rhythm disturbances which if present could disorder the state of perfusion of the body and/or threaten the life and well being of the patient. ...Read more

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Post hyst heart rate on monitor was 156.now between 100-140 normal?

Post hyst heart rate on monitor was 156.now between 100-140 normal?

Sounds high: A normal heart rate is generally between 60-200. If this is post hysterectomy, I would be concerned about post operative bleeding, if this heart rate continues for a significant amount of time. Serial complete blood counts should be watched, since this will reveal postoperative bleeding. ...Read more

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How reliable are heart rate monitoring apps available for smartphones?

How reliable are heart rate monitoring apps available for smartphones?

Pretty good: however, it is mostly just a gimmick. There's no rocket science to measuring your pulse. You can either use the radial artery on your wrist (on the thumb side) or your carotid artery on your neck (just in front of the muscle group on your neck) and then count the pulses over 15 seconds, multiply by 4 and that's your heart rate in beats per second. This will save battery time on your smartphone! ...Read more

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What are some different ways to monitor your heart rate? Which method will you use and why

What are some different ways to monitor your heart rate? Which method will you use and why

Check out these: Links. Take care! http://m.rei.com/mt/www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/heart-rate-monitor.html. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/heart-rate-monitors.htm.

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When using a heart rate monitor for exercise, how do you factor into your heart range the intended effects of heart meds?

When using a heart rate monitor for exercise, how do you factor into your heart range the intended effects of heart meds?

Heart rate for exerc: Theoretical maximum heart rate is 220 minus your age, so your max would be 147. Depending on your goals and fitness level your workout heart rate should be between 60-80 percent of your max, so around 90-115 beats per min. Heart medication such as a beta blocker will typically make it difficult to get the heart rate much above 100. ...Read more

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My results showed off my 7 day monitor that my heart rate never went below 150bpm through the day at nigh t would drop to 80bpm when get up back 150?

Suspicious: I'm suspicious that you have atrial flutter (rate is typical) or paroxysmal atrial tachycardia (the heart rate is not typical). It's also possible that you have normal rhythm that's abnormally fast. Your monitor strips should contain the info to distinguish among the above. Has your thyroid been checked? Do you use medication or recreational drugs? Is your general health ok? Many possibilities. ...Read more

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How would monitoring my heart rate during exercise help me?

How would   monitoring my heart rate during exercise help me?

Exercising the heart: Your heart rate during exercise is an insight into how hard your body is working. First off you need to determine your maximum predicted heart rate for your age. This is 220 minus your age. From this number you can figure out your "zones". A good workout zone is 70-85% of the maximum. Talk to your doctor or a personal trainer to figure out what's best for your health and your goals. ...Read more

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Does it work if I monitor my heart rate everyday, I can prevent some illness in the future?

Does it work if I monitor my heart rate everyday, I can prevent some illness in the future?

No: You're wasting your time. Live your life one day at a time and regard each day as a precious gift. Forget about monitoring your heart rate. We call that "hypervigilance". Using the same logic, you should never, never ride in a car because some people are at risk of dying in an accident. Instead, concentrate on identifying some aspect of your life that you enjoy each day. ...Read more

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I have anxiety.Today I worked out and my heart rate monitor is still reading above 90 and it keeps going up and down between 80 and 95 is that normal?

I have anxiety.Today I worked out and my heart rate monitor is still reading above 90 and it keeps going up and down between 80 and 95 is that normal?

Heart rates variable: Your heart rate may vary especially in response to stress . Tachycardia is a rate above 120. Anxiety can elevate resting heart rate. To be safe , suggest Blood tests e.g. thyroid function and FBC. ...Read more

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Diastolic clock-making cardiac rate sgpt=120?

Diastolic clock-making cardiac rate sgpt=120?

Please re-send: A diastolic click is always worrisome. Get an echocardiogram. If your SGPT is that high, find out why -- repeat off alcohol, painkillers and whatever else you don't need, and if it's still up, start the work up for viral hepatitis family (B, C), hemochromatosis, Wilson's, antitrypsin deficiency, lupoid hepatitis. ...Read more

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Are heart rate phone applications accurate in measuring heart rate?

Are heart rate phone applications accurate in measuring heart rate?

If you mean: cell phone Apps for heart health, there is no guarantee they are accurate or safe unless approved by the FDA or Food and Drug Administration. They should be used with caution. ...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


Dr. Warren Foster
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Heart Arrhythmia (Definition)

Irregular heart beat is by definition this could be physiological like sinus arrhythmia and abnormal with different types atrial and ventricular as well as whole array of variety atrial fib.Flutter ventricular tachycardia vpc ...Read more