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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

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 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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Workout problems about reaching target heart rate?

Workout problems about reaching target heart rate?

Not a problem: I suppose you mean that you can reach thr with exercise.I hope you are not taking beta blocker or your heart is accustom to exercise. ...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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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

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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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48 yrs old. Max heart rate on slow (65 mins) 5 mile run =230. Average HR =182. Training watch says 0% of run is at appropriate rate for my age. OK?

48 yrs old. Max heart rate on slow (65 mins) 5 mile run =230. Average HR =182. Training watch says 0% of run is at appropriate rate for my age. OK?

How do you feel?: There is no rule that says it can't go that fast, but it's more than expected. It's possible your monitor is "double counting" the beats, which is not uncommon because it misinterprets the electrical impulse of your heart. Do you have a fast heart rate at rest? Do you have palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, passing out or chest pain? If you have those, see your doc to check rhythm. ...Read more

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Is resting heart rate and sleeping heart rate the same?

Is resting heart rate and sleeping heart rate the same?

Not exactly: Your heart rate tends to fall lower, than resting, when you are sleeping. You may also be prone to faster heart rates, during different stages of sleep or dreaming. It's not unusual for someones, otherwise healthy, heart to go slower when you are asleep. ...Read more

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Is 81 bmp a safe heart rate? Not resting heart rate.

I think so: I think ur asking if a heart rate of 81 when you are not resting (so perhaps after you exercise?) is a safe rate; if that's correct then yes 81 is probably fine. A "normal" heart rate varies depending on lots of things (age, activity, emotions, meds, hydration status, more). In general the better shape you're in, the lower your rate goes. And with vigorous exercise it can go up much higher than 81. ...Read more

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Why does the pulse rate increase and heart pound after sprinting?

Why does the pulse rate increase and heart pound after sprinting?

Pulse: One hypothesis is when breath rapidly it stimulates the baghdad nerves which stimulate the brain to produce more adrenaline which affects the blood vessels which increases pulse rate. Another theory is hyperventilation causes more demand for oxygen which makes heart work faster. ...Read more

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Quick heart rate at 16 years old?

Quick heart rate at 16 years old?

Prove it!: Your sixteen year old needs to wear a heart monitor. If it happens every day, a 24 hour monitor will be sufficient but if it's less often, a 30 day event monitor will be necessary. ...Read more

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Resting heart rate of 58 bpm. Im 18 and im not athletic at all. Normal?

Resting heart rate of 58 bpm. Im 18 and im not athletic at all. Normal?

Yes: But you should get out and do some more exercise. Even walking vigorously 15 minutes a day would be good for you. ...Read more

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Resting heart rate of 99bpm, after exercise, my heart rate is 120bpm but goes back to 99bpm. Ekg is normal. See cardiologist?

Resting heart rate of 99bpm, after exercise, my heart rate is 120bpm but goes back to 99bpm. Ekg is normal. See cardiologist?

Heart rate: At your age a low heart rate of 99 is a little unusual. Your primary md could start your evaluation with an ekg. I would also consider a non cardiac cause such as hyperthyroidism or anemia. I would also think you can achieve a much higher rate than 120. You didn't mention how hard you were exercising. ...Read more

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Are heart rate phone applications accurate in measuring heart rate?

Are heart rate phone applications accurate in measuring heart rate?

If you mean: cell phone Apps for heart health, there is no guarantee they are accurate or safe unless approved by the FDA or Food and Drug Administration. They should be used with caution. ...Read more

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Is it safe to run at slow pace, although heart rate goes into 90% range (190+) after 10 min. Resting heart rate, BP and stress test are all normal. ?

Is it safe to run at slow pace, although heart rate goes into 90% range (190+) after 10 min. Resting heart rate, BP and stress test are all normal. ?

Running pace: Yes. Remember that you calculate the desired heart rate for exercise by the formula: 70% x (220 - yourage) as your target heart rate. Your maximal heart rate is just 220 minus yourage. As long as you don't exceed your maximal heart rate, you should be ok. With continued exercise, your pulse will trend lower during exercise. ...Read more

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I've got a resting heart rate of 30-40 beats per minute. Is that healthy?

I've got a resting heart rate of 30-40 beats per minute. Is that healthy?

Heart rate: 30-40 can be normal but it is slow. You should discuss this with your doctor to know if that is your own normal. People in great aerobic shape and some genetically have that normal rate, for some however it is very abnormal, get checked by your doc if you haven't already. ...Read more

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What's the average resting heart rate?

What's the average resting heart rate?

Heart rate: Resting heart rate for a normal adult is 60-80bpm, with exercise we target heart rate to age and phsyical status. ...Read more

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