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Doctor insights on: Resting Pulse Rate

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How can I decrease my resting pulse rate ?

How can I decrease my 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

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Normal resting pulse rate for a 31 year old male?

Normal resting pulse rate for a 31 year old male?

66-70: http://www.topendsports.com/testing/heart-rate-resting-chart.htm in this web site you have chart for men and women at all ages. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have high resting pulse rate?

What does it mean to have high resting pulse rate?

Heart beating fast: A high resting pulse rate means that your pulse (or heart rate) at rest is faster than normal ... This could be due to a variety of reasons and should be evaluated by your doctor if very high, e.g. >100 ... ...Read more

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Is over 100 resting pulse rate an acceptable number?

Is over 100 resting pulse rate an acceptable number?

Heart rate: Heart rate of 100 if at rest is faster than normal. It is not dangerous in and of itself. What is important is why it should be elevated at rest and there are many possibilities for this. ...Read more

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What is the resting pulse rate number that is dangerously too fast?

What is the resting pulse rate number that is dangerously too fast?

Heart rate: Heart rate of 100 if at rest is faster than normal. It is not dangerous in and of itself. What is important is why it should be elevated at rest and there are many possibilities for this. ...Read more

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What's the normal resting pulse rate for a 21 year old male?

What's the normal resting pulse rate for a 21 year old male?

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

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35 yrs old stay home mom of 3 kids resting pulse rate 58 is it normal with 118/81 bp?

35 yrs old stay home mom of 3 kids resting pulse rate 58 is it normal with 118/81 bp?

Yes: Somewhat surprised you can relax enough w/kids at home to get down to the 50s, but it & BP are normal. ...Read more

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I have a fib,do I really need to take betablockers with a resting pulse rate of 85 per min.maxium. Thanks?

I have a fib,do I really need to take betablockers with a resting pulse rate of 85 per min.maxium. Thanks?

Depends....: Consider a cardiology consult for best strategy for management of atrial fibrillation. This is a nuanced question and merits an individualised answer to best guide you. ...Read more

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If a persons natural pacemaker has complaint, is it possible to increase the pulse rate when doing exercise? Resting pulse rate 44-50.

If a persons natural pacemaker has complaint, is it possible to increase the pulse rate when doing exercise? Resting pulse rate 44-50.

Yes: Even if your resting heart rate is low, it is likely that your sinus node rate (pacemaker in the normal heart) will respond with an increase in heart rate during exercise. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Depends: Resting heart rate in the upper 40s while awake is considered abnormal in most adults. Ecg should be done to determine type of rhythm. In a healthy adult, sinus bradycardia in this range if without symptoms, is usually not considered to be dangerous. ...Read more

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My resting pulse rate today was 41 should this be an area of concern? I know my dad has a low heart rate too.

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

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Can a resting pulse rate of 160+ in ER be considered regular sinus tachycardia? Or is it svt?

Can a resting pulse rate of 160+ in ER be considered regular sinus tachycardia? Or is it svt?

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

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During rest pulse rate is 55 why?

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

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Hi. I am an 18 year old female with a blood pressure of 90/60 and a resting pulse rate of 130 bpm. I have been feeling really dizzy. Is this normal?

Hi. I am an 18 year old female with a blood pressure of 90/60 and a resting pulse rate of 130 bpm. I have been feeling really dizzy. Is this normal?

No: Feeling dizzy is not normal. Your blood pressure is borderline low but your heart rate is twice normal. You need to be checked for serious disease such as rhythm problem, anemia, infection or kidney disease. I would go now. It could be serious. ...Read more