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Doctor insights on: Reebok Precision Trainer Xt Heart Rate Monitor With Chest Strap

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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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I was running 2/1 intervals for 30 minutes. I then ran as fast as I could and was wearing my heart rate monitor my heart rate was 166. My chest tightened up and I kept running until it tightened even more. I stopped running and it went away. During the ea

I was running 2/1 intervals for 30 minutes. I then ran as fast as I could and was wearing my heart rate monitor my heart rate was 166. My chest tightened up and I kept running until it tightened even more. I stopped running and it went away. During the ea

Question cutoff : your question got cutoff there buddy but as a general rule: 1. If running causes your chest to be tight then back off running. 2. If you're having chest discomfort with exercise go see your doctor. 3. Watch your gender-name mismatch. It's very confusing and yes, gender, does help us. ...Read more

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Is heart rate variability a good way to measure stress and are there at-home devices/software for doing it? (maybe chest strap-app combos)?

Is heart rate variability a good way to measure stress and are there at-home devices/software for doing it? (maybe chest strap-app combos)?

No: Heart rate variability is actually a sign of a healthy heart, not stress. Your heart rate should vary throughout the day, in response to a multitude of factors. Commercial heart rate monitors do measure HR accurately, and can be used to track your fitness level over time. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How accurate are heart rate watches with chest straps?

How accurate are heart rate watches with chest straps?

Pretty accurate.: They are using the same technology as the full scale ekg; even the finger ones. But if it is chest straps it is getting quite close to the full ekg. Even motion doesn't usually mess up the reading. ...Read more

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Why when I dance my chest hurt and heart rate goes to 130?

Why when I dance my chest hurt and heart rate goes to 130?

Dancing can be quite: aerobic. As for the chest pain, check that out with your MD. It might be from being out of shape, but there might be something else of concern. ...Read more

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I have chest pains. Whenever I have them my heart rate gets faster and my heart skips a beat. What could it be?

I have chest pains. Whenever I have them my heart rate gets faster and my heart skips a beat. What could it be?

Should be evaluated: Question is whether the palpitations are causing the chest pain or vice versa. Elevated heart rate may be a normal response to some stressor such as chest pain or may be due to some inherent "short circuit" in the heart that could be causing it. Some of these are normal variants and don't pose any significant risk whereas others may be to a potentially dangerous rhythm disturbance. ...Read more

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My dr said I have a low heart rate how dangerous is this. I have constant chest pains?

My dr said I have a low heart rate how dangerous is this. I have constant chest pains?

It depends: How low the rate is, and if you have symptoms such dizziness, fainting. Also i hope you had an ekg a stress tests and possible a 24 hour monitoring your heart rate. I cardiloogist has to examine you! ...Read more

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Dull aching pain on left side of chest. Resting pain stays the same. Heart rate is103.

Dull aching pain on left side of chest.  Resting pain stays the same.  Heart rate is103.

Go to ER: Left sided chest pain should be evaluated. Other symptoms that suggest heart problem are nausea, shortness of breath, sweating episodes, pain in arm or jaw. Risk factors include age, high BP, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking and family history or heart disease. ...Read more

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My 11yr old daughter is having chest pain when she inhales. What is it, her heart rate is 60bpm?

My 11yr old daughter is having chest pain when she inhales. What is it, her heart rate is 60bpm?

See the doctor.: She needs to see her doctor for evaluation. There are many possible causes (heart, lung, ribcage, etc.) and without an exam, it's difficult to say. ...Read more

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