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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

Slow heart rate, also called bradycardia, is defined as a resting heart rate (pulse) less than 60 beats per minute. Having a heart rate less than 60 is not necessarily abnormal. In fact, people in good cardiovascular shape have a low heart rate. People with certain heart conditions may take medications which lower the heart rate as one of ...Read more


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Heart beats slow and hard when standing up, then beats fast?

Heart beats slow and hard when standing up, then beats fast?

Normal: This is a normal physiologic response as the blood tends to move toward your feet when you stand up. Your heart compensates by increasing the strength of the contraction and/or increasing the heart rate. If it is uncomfortable or you experience lightheadedness it may indicate that you are a little dehydrated. ...Read more

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Resting pulse 100 Pulse during walking 56?

Resting pulse 100
Pulse during walking 56?

Need monitoring.: This might only make sense if your heart rhythm becomes abnormal with exertion, such that not every electrical beat generates a pulse. This needs to be clarified via Holter monitor or event recorder tracing during exertion. ...Read more

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Does lisinopril slow down heart rate?

Does lisinopril slow down heart rate?

Just minimally: Lisinopril and related drugs (ace/arbs) minimally lower heart rate (just 2-3 points on average), more only if the potassium goes up excessively. Other BP meds that lower heart rate more include beta-blockers, clonidine, and sometimes Diltiazem verapamil. Rates of 60 and above usually are ok, . ...Read more

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Nausea rapid heart beat high blood pressure?

Nausea rapid heart beat high blood pressure?

See a doc: Asap please. They all could be related or you can have 2-3 separate things going on. ...Read more

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Does pulse rate increase as BP increases?

Does pulse rate increase as BP increases?

Not necessarily: Pulse and BP are somewhat independent. Many things that raise your pulse also raise bp, but that is not always true and the opposite is also true. For example very low BP due to shock is accompanied by very high pulse rate and very high pulse rate is often associated with lack of forward flow and very low bp. ...Read more

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Is my heart rate fast or slow at 88?

Is my heart rate fast or slow at 88?

Normal range @ rest: 60-99 BPM is a normal heart rate at rest. Aerobically fit people often have lower resting/exercise heart rate, thus better--well conditioned heart pumps better and thus does not have to pump as many times/min. Runners/swimmers/bicyclers/athletes often have nice and slow heart rate. Keep a healthy heart duceduce9..Good luck. ...Read more

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Blood Pressure: 117/68 Resting Heart Rate Sitting: 75bpm - 85bpm Exercise everyday. Friend's sitting resting heart: 70bpm - 75bpm why? Heart Disease?

Blood Pressure: 117/68
Resting Heart Rate Sitting: 75bpm - 85bpm
Exercise everyday.  Friend's sitting resting heart: 70bpm - 75bpm why? Heart Disease?

Variation: There can be a lot of variation between individuals resting heart rates. In general, the more "fit" you are cardiovascular wise, the lower your resting heart rate will be; so you friend may be a bit more "fit" than you. But in reality that's a very small difference and if many factors may contribute to day to day variations. Neither of those heart rate ranges suggest "heart disease". ...Read more

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High pulse beat i.E.108 per minute.

High pulse beat i.E.108 per minute.

Tachycardia: Many reasons for this .Main goal is to rule out cardiac arrhythmia. I would advise you to go see cardiologist if this is a persistent problem while resting. However , i can see that you are on Alprazolam and have insomnia.I wonder you have anxious personality .If it is so, relaxation technique is always the best option rather than depending on pharmacotherapy. ...Read more

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Why isent verapamil slowing my heart rate down?

Why isent verapamil slowing my heart rate down?

Verapamil: Could be that you are not taking enough or some other issue that is interfering with the med or could be that you need a beta blocker that will work better. ...Read more

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My heart beats too slow and too fast sometimes?

My heart beats too slow and too fast sometimes?

Brady/tachy: Several medications, drugs, such as caffeine, nicotine, cocaine, etc. all have the potential to cause heart rate issues. Some people can get irregular rhythms form stress. You should get your hear rate issues assessed and a Holter monitor may be helpful in diagnosing what your underlying issue is. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Rapid heart beat at rest. Why?

Rapid heart beat at rest. Why?

Many reasons: There can be multiple reasons, including overactive thyroid, anemia, fever, dehydration, pain, abnormal heart function. ...Read more

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Sitting pulse 80-90, standing pulse 100-110, presyncope while walking or exercise, normal blood pressure, 27 yrs old. Dangerous pulse?

Sitting pulse 80-90, standing pulse 100-110, presyncope while walking or exercise, normal blood pressure, 27 yrs old. Dangerous pulse?

Syndrome: I would suggest you get an evaluation to be sure whether there is valvar or other problem associated with your 'presyncope'. The information numbers you provided are less concerning than the fact of the symptom of presyncope. ...Read more

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Pulse rate 100 when anxious is that high?

Pulse rate 100 when anxious is that high?

Pulse rates: may increase with anxiety. Pulse of 100 is bordering on tachycardia (fast heart rate) but may be anticipated with marked anxiety. ...Read more

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Is a fast or slow heart rate healthier?

Is a fast or slow heart rate healthier?

Depends: It depends what you are doing. At rest a slow heart can simply reflect good physical fitness. A fast heart at rest may signifysome underlying rhythm abnormality like atrial fibrillation. However, during exercise a slow heart rate may reflect pathologic chronotrpic incompetance while a fast heart rate is a normal, healthy response. ...Read more

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Why is my heart rate slow?

How slow?: Slow pulse is common in very fit aerobic athletes, people on medications like propranolol, and people with heart block. If your resting pulse is below 50 and you are not in training, a physician's office visit might be in order. ...Read more

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Rapid heart rate and unexplained pounding?

Rapid heart rate and unexplained pounding?

See your doctor: A rapid heart rate could be a sign of heart disease. See your doctor for a full work-up. ...Read more

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Has anyone had irregular pulse, fast and slow pulse on ssri?

Has anyone had irregular pulse, fast and slow pulse on ssri?

Anything can hapoen: With any one patient and any medication. Let your doc know what is happening to you. ...Read more