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Baby has rapid heart rate of 160!?

Baby has rapid heart rate of 160!?

How old is your baby: A heart rate of 160 can be perfectly normal in a newborn baby and with activity or fever in babies up to several months of age, so it all depends on how old your baby is and whether there have been changes in the baby's appetite or degree of alertness. Consult your pediatrician if your baby is otherwise happy playful and eating well or have him checked asap in an er if he is not stable. ...Read more

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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 the breathing rate or heart rate faster when people live at high altitudes?

Is the breathing rate or heart rate faster when people live at high altitudes?

Both: At high altitudes, particularly when you first arrive there, it is normal for heart rate and breathing rate to increase. Usually, once acclimated, the heart and respiratory rate should return to normal. ...Read more

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What causes an increase in heart rate when exercising at high intensity? My heart rate went from 180 to 220.

What causes an increase in heart rate when exercising at high intensity? My heart rate went from 180 to 220.

Normal response: But that is too high for you -- your maximum should be no more than 180 and keep it there for about 30 minutes for a proper cardio or aerobic exercise -- and do it regularly 3 times a week -- as you get fitter, your heart rate will lower and it will take longer and higher intensity to get to your maximum heart rate -- don't overstress your heart in a hurry -- it's not a goal but a lifestyle. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rapid heart rate, slow heart rate and nausea (severity: mild). Heart rate from 36-123 in last 10 minutes while laying down in bed.

I am experiencing  rapid heart rate, slow heart rate and nausea (severity: mild). Heart rate from 36-123 in last 10 minutes while laying down in bed.

Get Checked Today: Please call a friend or ambulance if you need to go to ER. Concerned with the changes in the heart rate and your not feeling well. You could pass out so be careful standing up. Not sure how you are getting the heart rate numbers. It should be between 60 and 100. If these numbers are true then please seek medical attention now. ...Read more

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Can panic attack cause heart rate in the 180's?

Can panic attack cause heart rate in the 180's?

See below: Panic attacks can cause your heart rate to go up. HR=180s is really high and other causes of this elevated HR need to be ruled out. You should see your PCP and/or a cardiologist for further workup. ...Read more

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Is pain in the carotid artery a sign of heart failure with frequent PVC's, faintness, fast heart rate and bloating?

Is pain in the carotid artery a sign of heart failure with frequent PVC's, faintness,  fast heart rate and bloating?

Carotid artery: disease in itself has no symptoms; it causes symptoms when blood flow to the brain is decreased because of it. Perhaps you are having neck pain, near the location of the carotid artery, but I would not interpret that as a sign of heart failure or cause of PVC's. Certainly frequent PVC's might be a sign of more serious dysrhythmia causing faintness/fast heart rate. You need to continue cardiac care ...Read more

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Is a heart rate of 175 BPM in children under 2 normal?

Is a heart rate of 175 BPM in children under 2 normal?

Age dependent : As children age, heart rate drops to eventually reach adult range. An infant can have a heart rate up to 190 bpm. Children 1-2 up to 130 bpm. Heart rate will increase based on body's needs such as with activity and fever. It is possible for children under 2 to have a heart rate of 175 but it may not be a normal heart rate at rest. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003399.htm. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid problem cause tenderness in legs, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, rapid and slow heart rate?

Can a thyroid problem cause tenderness in legs, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, rapid and slow heart rate?

Yes to all: Depending on the type of disease, the thyroid controls the metabolism and can cause muscle aches and hypo or hyper can increase or slow down heart beats or irregular heart beats and can affect respiratory pattern in many ways such as drive and hypo can cause hypoventilation. ...Read more

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Why does increase in heart rate and breathing rate accompany exercise?

Why does increase in heart rate and breathing rate accompany exercise?

Exercise: With increasing body work load and oxygen metabolic demands increasing, the heart rate will increase to increase the cardiac output and breathing rate will increase to make more oxygen available. ...Read more

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Can the breathing rate increase as the heart rate increases?

In most : Physiological situations as the heart rate increase the the o2 consumption and the co2 production increase increasing minute ventilation and respiratory rate. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure, lack of urination, no appetite, heart flutters and pounds at times, tingling in left arm, low heart rate, 4 lead EKG showed fine?

Low blood pressure, lack of urination, no appetite, heart flutters and pounds at times, tingling in left arm, low heart rate, 4 lead EKG showed fine?

Many issues: You mention several symptoms. Some, all, or none of them may be related. With regard to heart "flutters, " "pounds, " and "low heart rate, " you should do a 30-day heart monitor so that your symptoms can be correlated to your heart rhythm. A "normal" ekg is not helpful if you were not having symptoms at the moment it was taken. Other symptoms can be investigated after heart is sorted out. ...Read more

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Can cold medicine cause a rapid heart rate in children?

Can cold medicine cause a rapid heart rate in children?

Possible: If the cold medication contains a decongestant, the decongestant can elevate the heart rate. ...Read more

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Rapid heart rate and high blood pressure at 19 don't seem right?

Rapid heart rate and high blood pressure at 19 don't seem right?

Yes and it is not a: At any age in general. This is an issue that needs to be evaluated and treated and not placed on the back burner. ...Read more

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Is resting heart rate and sleeping heart rate the same?

Is resting heart rate and sleeping heart rate the same?

Not exactly: Your heart rate tends to fall lower, than resting, when you are sleeping. You may also be prone to faster heart rates, during different stages of sleep or dreaming. It's not unusual for someones, otherwise healthy, heart to go slower when you are asleep. ...Read more

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Is breathing or heart rate faster for people living at high altitudes?

Not necessarily: Usually one's breathing and heart rate will be increased initially when moving to a higher altitude. But if one stays more than a few days it should start to decrease and go down as one gets used to being at a higher altitude. ...Read more

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Should someone with a high resting heart rate also have a relatively higher target heart rate when working out?

Should someone with a high resting heart rate also have a relatively higher target heart rate when working out?

Not Necessarily: The two aren't directly correlated. The best thing to do is to test your specific maximum heart rate using a treadmill. The old formula for what we'd estimate a max hr to be is 220-age for a man, 210-age for a woman. There's a new, better formula which is much more complex. ...Read more

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Why does a heart rate of 70 worry me?Is this a high heart rate at rest?I am extremely obsessed with my heart rate not being over 70. Creating anxiety?

Why does a heart rate of 70 worry me?Is this a high heart rate at rest?I am extremely obsessed with my heart rate not being over 70. Creating anxiety?

Normal: A resting heart rate of 70 is normal. Among factors that can affect resting heart rate in a healthy person are ambient temperature, state of relaxation/worry, hydration status, medication, alcohol, caffeine. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

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