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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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Is a heart rate of 49 beats per minute healthy?

Is a heart rate of 49 beats per minute healthy?

Low pulse rate: Many very physically fit athletic people such as runners may have low testing heart rate in 40s and 50s however in older people and those not so fit may be a sign of heart disease or heart block or metabolic disease such as under active thyroid. ...Read more

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My heart rate is 86 beats per minute. Is this normal?

My heart rate is 86 beats per minute. Is this normal?

Likely yes: The normal resting heart rate is 60 -100, though it's typically in the 60's - 70's. 86 is a little high but may still be normal for you. If you have any symptoms (shortness fo breath with exertion, chest discomfort, dizziness) see you doctor. ...Read more

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Heart rate 40 beats per minute, should I be concerned?

Heart rate 40 beats per minute, should I be concerned?

Heart Rate 40: Yes. Your heart rate is low. Need to identify underlying etiology. Any a-v blocks or thyroid problems or CAD or medication induced. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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How many beats per minute is normal for athletes heart rate?

How many beats per minute is normal for athletes heart rate?

Athletic heart: Typically a well-conditioned athlete's heart will run slower than normal because of well-conditioned autonomic reflexes as well as a larger stroke volume with each heart beat. It is NT uncommon to see resting heart rates in 40's-60's in such cases. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's unhealthy to raise your heart rate to 180 beats per minute?

Can you explain if it's unhealthy to raise your heart rate to 180 beats per minute?

Heart rate: For some people heart rates of 180bpm during exercise or stress are not problematic. For most people pushing the rate to 180 isn't necessary in conditioning or other activities. For people with sick hearts, rates of 180bpm can be very unhealthy. ...Read more

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My heart rate was 140 beats per minute. What is this? Is it dangerous?

A normal: Resting heart rate is under 100. This is high enough to suggest a stress, although just a high fever could result in this value. ...Read more

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Is a heart rate of 120 beats per minute while dancing for 13 year olds healthy???

Is a heart rate of 120 beats per minute while dancing for 13 year olds healthy???

Normal: This is well within the normal range for any teen during physical activity like dancing. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is heart rate of 49 beats per minute healthy for a 20 year old?

Hoping you can tell me, is heart rate of 49 beats per minute healthy for a 20 year old?

Depends: A heart rate of less than 60 is called bradycardia, and it is usually considered low. However, certain things can affect this, including medications you may be on which affect heart rate (if you're on any). Another thing is that if you are physically active and physically fit, your heart tends to be healthier and beat slower, which is normal. ...Read more

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My heart rate dropped to 40 beats per minute the other day. How low can your heart beat drop before it's dangerous?

My heart rate dropped to 40 beats per minute the other day. How low can your heart beat drop before it's dangerous?

Depends: Normal heart rate is 60-100 bpm. Having said that, in healthy, fit and conditioned individuals a resting heart rate as low as 30-40 BPM can be seen because their heart is conditioned and at rest is not needing a lot of oxygen, so does not beat fast. When that person exercises, and o2 and blood demands go up to their skeletal muscle etc, heart rate will increase. Hope that makes sense. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my heart rate dropped to 40 beats per minute the other day. How low can your heart beat drop?

What do you suggest if my heart rate dropped to 40 beats per minute the other day. How low can your heart beat drop?

Much slower: Your heart rate can pause for up to 5 seconds (that's a heart rate of 12) and, depending on what you're doing, you may not notice it. Depending on your activity and position, or if it's happening regularly, you'll pass out (or nearly pass out). ...Read more

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Teen 15. With arrythmia, my heart rate goes to 220 beats per minute and can last for half an hour. Is this dangerous?

Teen 15. With arrythmia, my heart rate goes to 220 beats per minute and can last for half an hour. Is this dangerous?

Tachycardia: A diagnosis of the type and cause of the arrhythmia is necessary. In some people such an arrhythmia can be dangerous. It shouldn't be ignored. Once the Doc has identified the information, the Doc can tell you if the arrhythmia is dangerous in you. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lower a person's heart rate back to 60-100 beats per minute if that person has a BPM of 320 from caffeine? Thanks!

What is the best way to lower a person's heart rate back to 60-100 beats per minute if that person has a BPM of 320 from caffeine? Thanks!

Not caffeine: When you say, "bpm of 320 from caffeine" I am assuming that you are saying your heart rate is 320 beats per minute. A heart rate that fast is not simply the stimulate effects of caffeine. If your heart rate is 320 bpm, you need emergency evaluation today for arrhythmia due to an abnormal mechanism. ...Read more

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Heart rate per minute was usually in the 70's to 80's at rest. I am 60 years old and last two weeks HR has dropped to 63 beats per minute???

Heart rate per minute was usually in the 70's to 80's at rest. I am 60 years old and last two weeks HR has dropped to 63 beats per minute???

Likely normal: Generally, a resting heart rate is considered normal from about 60-100 beats per minute. However, it can be normal for some people to have slower or faster heart rates than the above. If you have added new medications or changed your diet/exercise program than this could be a cause. Speak with your doctor if you are still concerned. ...Read more

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Is a resting heart rate of 37 beats per minute okay?

Is a resting heart rate of 37 beats per minute okay?

Probably no: Unless you are an athlete and or taking beta blockers. This is probably not normal other wise see a physician to get evaluated ...Read more

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Need help. Is 126 beats per minute when resting a high heart rate?

Need help. Is 126 beats per minute when resting a high heart rate?

Yep: 126 at rest is a very much abnormal rate, unless you just finished exercising or something like that. There are many possible explanations and a good cardiac electrophysiologist can help you sort all that out. Best wishes! ...Read more