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I have a normal bp, but rapid heart rate (chronic). Bp typicall 110/76, pulse 100.?

I have a normal bp, but rapid heart rate (chronic). Bp typicall 110/76, pulse 100.?

Tachycardia: Get checked out by your physician & make sure your well hydrated. Likely thyroid screening & complete blood count will be measured. Long standing tachycardia can result in reversible cardimyopathy which can be evaluated by an echo. Good luck. ...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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I have random heart palpitations. When I check my pulse when that happens, the heart rate is not particularly fast. Is that normal? I do feel pinching

I have random heart palpitations. When I check my pulse when that happens, the heart rate is not particularly fast. Is that normal? I do feel pinching

Don't be alarmed: Palpitations is the word patient use to describe a fluttering sensation in the chest caused by skipped heart beats or rapid heartbeats. Patients with no heart disease can often experience palpitations. Sometimes they are brought on by anxiety, fatigue, caffeine and cough and cold medicines. Beta blockers are sometimes prescribed if the palpitations are annoying or very frequent. SEE bit. Ly/1vlj5cr ...Read more

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*Resting heart rate 90+ for last 2 weeks *Tachycardia, on verapamil to slow down pulse *Exercise 5x/week *on Clobetasol for alopecia *thyroid good???

*Resting heart rate 90+ for last 2 weeks *Tachycardia, on verapamil to slow down pulse *Exercise 5x/week *on Clobetasol for alopecia *thyroid good???

How do you FEEL?: Individual heart rates vary tremendously and there's almost no science here, though there's a great deal of superstition. How is your blood pressure? I trust you're not taking a medicine as tricky as verapamil to treat a number. Since you're exercising, and I take it have normal exercise tolerance without being interrupted by shortness of breath, I'd urge you to be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of a high pulse/ heart rate?

What are the pros and cons of a high pulse/ heart rate?

Resting vs activity: Resting hr for adults ranges 60-100 BPM comparing to a new born of 140-160. Adults with persistent resting hr above 100 is concerning and should be checked out. Cardiovascularly fit (such as long-distance runners) people typically have low heart rate. If no having no bothersome symptoms at all, lower heart at rest is generally better--as we don't have unlimited # of beats. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can benedryl raise a five yr olds heart rate her pulse is about 115?

Can benedryl raise a five yr olds heart rate her pulse is about 115?

Don't see it happen: Lots of kids have used benadryl (diphenhydramine). Haven't see kids get a high heart rate from it. A high heart rate usually happens with fever in children. The bronchodilators like albuterol (for wheezing) raise the heart rate, and the decongestants like sudafed can also do it. Being dehydrated, such as with vomiting or diarrhea, will raise one's heart rate. ...Read more

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How is the pulse rate related to heart rate and the flow of blood in someone?

How is the pulse rate related to heart rate and the flow of blood in someone?

Same: Pulse rate and heart rate are the same generally...This occurs when blood is ejected from the left ventricle to the systemic arterial circulation. There are rare instances when a premature beat comes so close ti last beat that a strong pulse is not transmitted but this is rare. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's common for your heart rate and pulse to be normal during anxiety?

Please advise if it's common for your heart rate and pulse to be normal during anxiety?

Can happen: It's a spectrum - vital signs may be unaffected by mild anxiety. It would be unusual to find normal vital signs in someone who is "frightened to death". ...Read more

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Help! My resting heart rate was 50. And the pulse of even said 45. I'm 22 non smoker. Is this too low?

Help! My resting heart rate was 50. And the pulse of even said 45. I'm 22 non smoker. Is this too low?

Slow pulse: If you are a trained athlete, this may be normal. If not, this is a low resting pulse of 50 or less is slow, and may or may not be clinically significant. Best to check with your doctor, who will take a complete history and order appropriate tests, including and ECG (electrocardiogram). ...Read more

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Take 5 mg of bystolic (nebivolol) in the evening. ..pulse during day 105/65 heart rate 80...is this too low?

Take 5 mg of bystolic (nebivolol) in the evening. ..pulse during day 105/65 heart rate 80...is this too low?

Meds and BP: The med you are taking which the auto spell correct will not let me type in lowers both BP and heart rate. Both seem to be OK unless you are dizzy or fainting. Check BP lying seated and standing and get back with us. ...Read more

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Got the azumio heart rate app. My pulse graph is not regular like my husband's. Is that a flag for arythmia? Or not? Recommendations, anyone?

Got the azumio heart rate app. My pulse graph is not regular like my husband's. Is that a flag for arythmia? Or not? Recommendations, anyone?

EKG: If you are concerned that your heart rate may not be regular, go to your doctor's office for an EKG. This will identify any arrythmia that you may have. ...Read more

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I like heart rate to be 60-75 it occasionally spikes to 90-92. Is this dangerous? I take 50mg of atenolol. Spikes when I check pulse obsessively.

I like heart rate to be 60-75 it occasionally spikes to 90-92. Is this dangerous? I take 50mg of atenolol. Spikes when I check pulse obsessively.

No: A heart rate of 92 is perfectly safe. It sounds like you already suspect that checking your pulse obsessively is not helpful and may be reinforcing your anxiety.

Substituting a healthy outlet for compulsive tendencies can be a useful mechanism for dealing with anxiety. Daily aerobic exercise may be something to try and coincidentally improves heart health. ...Read more

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I get angry at myself when my pulse isn't below 69 cause im very healthy far from overweight yet for the past week heart rate is 80-100. Is this safe?

I get angry at myself when my pulse isn't below 69 cause im very healthy far from overweight yet for the past week heart rate is 80-100. Is this safe?

Depends: Pulse rate varies with activity, level of fitness, emotional state, some medications, ingestion of some foods and alcohol, some disease sates and the presence of fever or hypothermia. So we take these all into account when determining the significance of a person's pulse rate. ...Read more

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Why is my apical pulse much stronger and almost beating thru my chest when my heart rate is slow? Because when it speeds up like 80 BPM you don't feel it??

Why is my apical pulse much stronger and almost beating thru my chest when my heart rate is slow? Because when it speeds up like 80 BPM you don't feel it??

Pulse: When your heart is slow there is more time to fill and each stroke may have a larger volume of blood explaining why you're feeling it. With the higher rate, there isn't as much time to fill so each stroke's volume may be lower and not felt as much. ...Read more

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Is your heart rate and pulse rate the same thing?

Is your heart rate and pulse rate the same thing?

Heart rate: Heart rate and pulse rate usually are the same. They can differ if not all cardiac depolarizations result in a pulse being conducted to the extremities where it can be sensed or recorded. ...Read more

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Does heart rate change every minute? Is it normal? I am always checking my pulse like obsessively. Very anxious about it.

Does heart rate change every minute? Is it normal? I am always checking my pulse like obsessively. Very anxious about it.

See a therapist: You should consider seeing a therapist for an evaluation and psychotherapy. If medication is needed, your therapist can refer you to a psychiatrist. Often times the combination of psychotherapy and medication helps with obsessive compulsive symptoms. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am a 4th year medical student and I have a question about my heart rate. At night my pulse is always below 60, once it was 48bpm. Is it normal?

I am a 4th year medical student and I have a question about my heart rate. At night my pulse is always below 60, once it was 48bpm. Is it normal?

Sinus bradycardia: You have sinus bradycardia and is of concern if you have symtoms associated with it. Like fatigue, dizziness, lightheadedness, faintings etc
sinus bradycardia is very common in athletes and persons who jog or run a lot ...Read more

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I sometimes notice my heart rate speeds up very high. I was just cleaning and my pulse was 160. This doesn't happen all the time just randomly. Why?

I sometimes notice my heart rate speeds up very high. I was just cleaning and my pulse was 160. This doesn't happen all the time just randomly. Why?

May be extra pathway: You have what is called a paroxysmal (out of the blue and self limited rapid heart rate) tachycardia. This can be because of a hereditary electrical conduction disorder or an sensitive conduction system that fires randomly if you do not get enough sleep, take caffeine, use pseudo-fed type decongestants, or drink alcohol or use energy drinks like Monster. Usually benign but see cardiologist for Dx. ...Read more

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What if there is no pulse but there is a low heart rate in a person, do I have to do a cpr?

What if there is no pulse but there is a low heart rate in a person, do I have to do a cpr?

How do you know if: There is a lower hr in that person? . Two ways, by pulse or by ECG monitor. If there is no pulse anywhere and the person have electrical activity by ECG and there is unresponsiveness, you are in pulseless electrical activity (pea). And CPR need to be started. ...Read more

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Is it possible to monitor your internal body temperature by monitoring your pulse/heart rate?

In short, no: Your body generally does an excellent job of regulating your core temperature, so it's not something you need to be concerned about. Heart rate is also highly regulated but varies much more widely for many reasons (like when we're startled) so it's not a reliable indicator of core temperature. ...Read more

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I'm 37 and my resting heart rate after waking up from sleep is 56-60 on pulse ox. Is this normal? I'm not an athlete.

I'm 37 and my resting heart rate after waking up from sleep is 56-60 on pulse ox. Is this normal? I'm not an athlete.

Yes: Some people can have normal lower resting heart rate. The problem is if you have symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness, syncope along with these low heart rates. Additionally, some medications can also decrease you are heart rate such as beta blockers. If you asymptomatic then nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What's a normal heart rate immediately after a light walk, such as walking in wal mart? Pulse ox said mine was 116 bpm with 97% O2 sat.

What's a normal heart rate immediately after a light walk, such as walking in wal mart? Pulse ox said mine was 116 bpm with 97% O2 sat.

Hr of 116 o2 sat 97%: Should be a above the normal rate, what is your rate at rest? 60-70? then should be 80-90 for a light walk, however young people have faster heart rates than tthe elderly, therefore you may fall into the normal parameters.
As the walking intensity increases the rate will too. Do you get any shortness of breath?
The O2 sat of 97% is normal, increment of heart rate ...Read more

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Why is my breathing really slow, almost to the point where I feel like I am skipping breaths, and my heart rate really fast when I take my pulse?

Why: It's impossible to know why without you telling more about your condition as to what circumstances those occur, how long they stay, what makes them worse and what causes them to go away, etc. ...Read more

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What would cause a very fast heart rate when standing or walking even at a slow pace? It doesn't happen every day but when it does my pulse is 120+

What would cause a very fast heart rate when standing or walking even at a slow pace? It doesn't happen every day but when it does my pulse is 120+

Are you having any: Other symptoms associated like chest pain, dizziness, sweating, tremors, headaches, fear sensation? Possible causes at your age are: coffee and energy drink, dehydration, cold medicines, street drugs like marihuana, hyperthyroidism, arrhythmias, anxiety attacks and etc. Please, see a physician or write back to talk more. ...Read more

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35 year-old female, resting heart rate 95-98, BP at rest 142/99: exercising to lose weight...Took 3 hours to recover resting pulse...So should I decrease my intensity a bit, just to be safe?

35 year-old female, resting heart rate 95-98, BP at rest 142/99: exercising to lose weight...Took 3 hours to recover resting pulse...So should I decrease my intensity a bit, just to be safe?

Get checked out.: You shouldn't take long to recover and your resting pulse is fast. Get thyroid checked along with your heart. Go see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more