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Doctor insights on: Target The Heart Rate Zone Of A 15 Year Old

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How to deal with a heart condition and fast heart rate of a 15 year old?

How to deal with a heart condition and fast heart rate of a 15 year old?

Heart condition?: We need more information. Does the young person have a diagnosed heart condition? What is it? How fast is the heart rate? Does it occur at rest, with minimal or marked activity? Does he/she become faint or dizzy with it? How long does it last? Are there accompanying symptoms? Are there other medical issues? On any meds? ...Read more

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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What's an average resting heart rate for a 15 year old boy?

What's an average resting heart rate for a 15 year old boy?

Probably 50-70: Depends on how much exercise /physical activity he gets. But a true resting hr for the average adolescent male probably runs 50-70. For those who do sports, it can be lower, into the 40's. I grew up playing competitive sports, and at that age through my early 20's mine was about 40-42. If its considerably faster, say 90 or greater, i would seen by a pediatric cardiologist. ...Read more

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15 yr old daughter has raised potassium 5.4mmol, more than once.Resting heart rate (95-110) dizzy, breathless, heart rate at 170 with mild exertion?

15 yr old daughter has raised potassium  5.4mmol, more than once.Resting heart rate (95-110) dizzy, breathless, heart rate at 170 with mild exertion?

Endocrine problem?: Pediatric Causes of hyperkalemia and tachycardia are extensive and need an evaluation by a pediatrician. It may be as simple as dehydration or maybe as complex as a hormone disruption causing many metabolic derangements such as addisons disease or hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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When I exercise, my heart rate goes between 160-175bpm. Is this too high for a 37 year old woman? Target heart rate calc says 146 maximum.

When I exercise, my heart rate goes between 160-175bpm. Is this too high for a 37 year old woman? Target heart rate calc says 146 maximum.

Depends: A formula widely accepted is 220-age=maximum heart rate. Keep in mind though that this is a simplistic formula with age as the only variable and standard deviation for this equation is 10 to 15 bpm. Target heart rates for aggressive cardioconditioning are generally recommended at 80% of your calculated maximum for a healthy individual. See your first GP to discuss any possible contraindications ...Read more

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Of the numerous heart rate zone conditioning formulas. Who's formula do you feel is the most productive for a male 46 year old amateur athlete?

Of the numerous heart rate zone conditioning formulas.  Who's formula do you feel is the most productive for a male 46 year old amateur athlete?

General rules below: Consider exercising for a sustained period of time (20-40 minutes) at 60-70% of your maximum heart rate. One formula we use is 220-age. So for you, 220-46 =174. 174 x 0.6 = 104. 174 x 0.7 = 122. So, strive to keep your heart rate between 104 and 122. ...Read more

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What does equivocal cardiac stress test mean in the results? I am a 47 year old male with hypertension controlled through medication. I completed the test reaching the target heart rate with no other symptoms. Test was part of an annual insurance check u

What does equivocal cardiac stress test mean in the results? I am a 47 year old male with hypertension  controlled through medication. I completed the test reaching the target heart rate with no other symptoms. Test was part of an annual insurance check u

Stress test: Equivocal changes imply that Ekg on test show changes which were suggestive of positive but may have not met criteria completely. Using echocardiogram during stress or nick injection can be helpful to improve accuracy.nth God standard is still cardiac Cath ...Read more

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I am a female. 49 years old. Been running the last 4 months. Started doing 2/1 intervals. Run in zone 2 minutes walk 1 minute and on for 30 minutes. At the end I ran hard and my chest began to tighten. Heart rate was 166. When I stopped it went away. Ran

I am a female. 49 years old. Been running the last 4 months. Started doing 2/1 intervals. Run in zone 2 minutes walk 1 minute and on for 30 minutes. At the end I ran hard and my chest began to tighten. Heart rate was 166. When I stopped it went away. Ran

Likely odd: If only one time , then probably an oddity. You should be watching your heart rate monitor. Be sure you are properly recovered each set. Should only do these 1 x week. Mix easy distance in with the week's plan. What is the goal and your background ? may ask running club for advice, or coach. Good luck. (USAT Level I certified coach) ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a 15 year old male, and I measured my blood pressure and it was 103/72. my heart rate was 72bpm. is this normal?

What to do if I'm a 15 year old male, and I measured my blood pressure and it was 103/72. my heart rate was 72bpm. is this normal?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is a heart rate of 65 bad for a 17 year old male?

Is a heart rate of 65 bad for a 17 year old male?

Resting heart rate: Normal resting heart rate may be quite different among healthy individuals. 65 is normal, but "bad" or "good" resting heart rate is not very meaningful. Often very fit athletes will have a slower resting heart rate but not always. Heart rate beat to beat variability is a little more informative about cardiovascular fitness. ...Read more