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Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
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For what reason is my resting heart rate 96?

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
63M people helped
For what reason is my resting heart rate 96?

So many reasons: To name a few: stress, infection, anemia, excess thyroid, pain, anxiety, fatigue; then there are heart diseases too. Many different kinds can cause the hr to speed up. Btw, 96 is a normal rate, . ...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


Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
46 years in practice
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My resting heart rate is 90-100 lately and I dont know the reason? Maybe stress? Im 19 y/o female and this scares me. Should I be worried?

Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
46 years in practice
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My resting heart rate is 90-100 lately and I dont know the reason? Maybe stress?  Im 19 y/o female and this scares me. Should I be worried?

Here are some ...: Heart resting rate of 90-100 per minute may be "normal" for less physically active people if having been able to conduct personal & occupational chores and tasks at a reasonable pace without short of breath. So, you may consult Doc to assess your general physical fitness, ability, and lifestyle as well as to ensure you're free of anxiety, insomnia, overactive thyroid, drug misuse, etc. Best wish.. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
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If someone was a fit athlete and had a low resting heart rate of say 30 and had a pacemaker for any reason to make it 60 what would happen?

Dr. Dean Giannone
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If someone was a fit athlete and had a low resting heart rate of say 30 and had a pacemaker for any reason to make it 60 what would happen?

That's too low.: Even for a fit athlete, a resting heart rate of 30 is just too slow. The HR in an elite athlete may dip into the mid-40s, but any lower would make me think that there's some pathology in the rhythm system of the heart for which a pacemaker might actually be required. With this HR, is there any lightheadedness, shortness of breath, passing out? ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
48 years in practice
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Always feel anxiety. My resting heart rate is usually higher than normal and I feel restless due to that. What could be the reason? Any disorder?

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Always feel anxiety. My resting heart rate is usually higher than normal and I feel restless due to that. What could be the reason? Any disorder?

Some: The disorder that can cause that could be a thyroid problem, a heart problem or anxiety. Get your PCP check you and possibly even have a 24 hour holter monitor to check your heart rate. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Board Certified, Cardiology
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What is the reason for a woman to have a resting heart rate of 155+, dizziness, and trouble concentrating while its happening.

Dr. Jerome Zacks
Board Certified, Cardiology
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What is the reason for a woman to have a resting heart rate of 155+, dizziness, and trouble concentrating while its happening.

Multiple causes.: One who has an intermittent episode such as this should see ones physician ASAP for a comprehensive history, physical exam, and appropriate testing. Possible causes include hypertension, hyperthyroidism, heart valve problems and, less commonly, relatively rare tumors which secrete substances which can cause the symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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Resting heart rate 115. 2 Martinis and 4 cigarettes in the past 5 hours probably the only reason? Drank about 4 glasses of water, anything else I can do to lower it? It's too uncomfortable to sleep with it beating so fast.

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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Resting heart rate 115. 2 Martinis and 4 cigarettes in the past 5 hours probably the only reason? Drank about 4 glasses of water, anything else I can do to lower it? It's too uncomfortable to sleep with it beating so fast.

115: There's nothing harmful about 115 but if you're uncomfortable and resting doesn't slow it, you should go to an ER - you may not be in a normal rhythm. There's no herbal or natural remedy that will help. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Why is it that for the past few days I've had a high resting heart rate?

Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Why is it that for the past few days I've had a high resting heart rate?

High heart rate: Without lots of information about you, can't guess. Lots of things will normally increase heart rate and lots of abnormal things will increase heart rate. If you're concerned, see your doctor for a history and exam and see if it can be figured out. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dangerous to exercise with a high resting heart rate of 155+ all responses greatly appreciated thanks! also I am already seeing a cardio and have med

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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Dangerous to exercise with a high resting heart rate of 155+ all responses greatly appreciated thanks! also I am already seeing a cardio  and have med

?: Bonnie, it's hard for me to imagine that your cardio has not treated your resting heart rate of 155+. This is damaging to your heart whether you exercise or not. Moreover, if your resting heart rate is near its maximum, you're not going to get very far with your exercise. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
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What can I do for a high resting heart rate?

Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
46 years in practice
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What can I do for a high resting heart rate?

Heart rate: See a doctor and find out why your resting rate is high and then work with the Doc to fix the problem. There are lots of reasons why you could have a high resting rate. ...Read more

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