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Resting Pulse Rate
Exercise: The very simple answer is that exercise training will decrease your resting heart rate by increasing something called contractility (the amount of blood squeezed with each beat). Medications can also lower the resting heart rate, but this is not advisable unless you need them. ...Read more
40-70: Most young men have relatively low resting hr's. As low as 35-40 is common for young men who play sports or work out regularly. ...Read more
I have a fib,do I really need to take betablockers with a resting pulse rate of 85 per min.maxium. Thanks?
If a persons natural pacemaker has complaint, is it possible to increase the pulse rate when doing exercise? Resting pulse rate 44-50.
After stents are inserted in the LAD is it protocol to try and keep your resting pulse rate between 70-80.Mine will sometimes be higher after exercise?
Does heart rate in the upper 40s indicate heart trouble? I'm 27 and always had a resting pulse rate of 54-68, until now. I'm not athletic.
My resting pulse rate today was 41 should this be an area of concern? I know my dad has a low heart rate too.
Symptoms?: Slow heart beat in itself is a concern if you are symptomatic. Sounds like you inherited Dad's genes. If you are not dizzy, passing out, having shortness of breath or chest pain don't worry. If your heart rate increases normally when you are active then there is even less concern. If you do not get a heart rate increase with exercise this is called chronotropic incompetence and should be checked. ...Read more
The answer is maybe: If you are resting and calm it is unlikely to be sinus tachycardia. In normal conditions your resting heart rate should be between 60-100 bpm. However, the only way to diagnose the actual rhythm is with a 12-lead ecg. If you are exercising or anxious, you normal sinus rate could go up as fast as 190 BPM (220-age) without representing svt. ...Read more
Why not?: What do you think it should be? normal resting pulse is 60-100 but many people are not "normal" and have values outside the "norm." The pulse rate that works for you is the best normal you can have. 55 is fine. ...Read more