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What does it mean when you have low blood pressure but a high heart rate?

What does it mean when you have low blood pressure but a high heart rate?

Need evaluation: Elevation in heart rate can be a compensatory change in the setting of low blood pressures. Cause cannot be determined without knowning the actual readings and without a thorough evaluation. ...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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At what point does a high heart rate during exercise become dangerous? Would an extremely high heart rate of 250-270bpm be considered dangerous?

At what point does a high heart rate during exercise become dangerous? Would an extremely high heart rate of 250-270bpm be considered dangerous?

Maximum: Maximum predicted heart rate is calculated as 220-age. For a 22 year old the maximum heart rate is therefore 198 bpm. If your heart rate reaches 250-270 during exercise, it would be best to get evaluated. ...Read more

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What is considered a high heart rate for a 35 year old female?

What is considered a high heart rate for a 35 year old female?

High or max?: Maximum normal HR for a 35 yo female is in the range of 185. This is the rate one could expect to achieve under maximal load/workout. In general, a resting heart rate would be ...Read more

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What kind of damage can a high heart rate cause and how fast can damage start to occur?

What kind of damage can a high heart rate cause and how fast can damage start to occur?

Depends: Temporary tachycardia ( hr > 110 bpm) is not dangerous; however if tachycardia persists for over 1-2 months one can start to develop a tachycardia induced cardiomyopathy (heart failure). ...Read more

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I'm really scared. I have a high heart rate of about 100 to 120 and it won't slow down. Should i be worried? Er

I'm really scared. I have a high heart rate of about 100 to 120 and it won't slow down. Should i be worried? Er

No emergency: No. There is no reason to be scared and there is no reason to go to the er. If a fast heart rate is the only symptom you have then you can wait for a bit. Your school nurse or you family doctor may be able to help you figure this out. ...Read more

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Since i was a child, I have a high heart rate (around 100bpm) at rest.This can cause me future problems? During workout i reach 180bpm.

Since i was a child, I have a high heart rate (around 100bpm) at rest.This can cause me future problems? During workout i reach 180bpm.

High: U should be cn by a cardiologist 2 find the underlying cause. Don't ignore this it is serious & u need 2 be evaluated & find out the reason. U r young with many years ahead of u. ...Read more

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I am 18 and i started working out 5 months ago.. I have a high heart rate that gets up to 200. Will this cause any damage? It doesn't hurt.

I am 18 and i started working out 5 months ago.. I have a high heart rate that gets up to 200. Will this cause any damage? It doesn't hurt.

You are ok --: Because that is still within your age based maximum heart rate -- i would recommend aerobic/cardio exercise such as walking, jogging, elliptical, treadmill, running, swimming, cycling regularly -- and this is your time to build physical fitness and stamina. Happy exercise! ...Read more

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Can a high heart rate cause a headache?

Can a high heart rate cause a headache?

Possibly: If the rapid heart rate sufficiently raises your blood pressure a headache can be produced. Accelerated heart rates can be caused by other primary cardiac arrhythmias, overactive thyroid, anemia, caffeine, nicotine,alcohol,certain medications or anxiety. Your physician can evaluate you and order appropriate tests. ...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