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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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My blood pressure is normal but my heart rate is high. What does that mean & what kind if doc do I need to see. I do feel dizzy all the time?

My blood pressure is normal but my heart rate is high. What does that mean & what kind if doc do I need to see. I do feel dizzy all the time?

Maybe need activity: How high matters, but it may be a question of getting more activity/exercise into your daily routine. It would be something a family doctor/gp can consider and only refer you to a heart specialist if needed. The dizziness may be related and might help diagnose the problem. Ask questions until you understand the answers. Consider taking notes so the next doctor will get a clear idea. Best!

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What does it mean if my heart rate goes up real high from 160 170?

What does it mean if my heart rate goes up real high from 160 170?

Not normal: Heart rates of 160-170 is abnormal without exercise. It needs to be evaluated. Please see your doc asap. Or go to er.

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My heart rate gets high very quickly when exercising? What does this mean?

My heart rate gets high very quickly when exercising? What does this mean?

Deconditioned: There are things which can cause the hr to go up such as the thyroid and the heart itself. At your age, and if you have not bee diagnosed with anything it is most likely deconditioned state. Reconditioning may mean to advance activities a little bit slower. Start with rapid walks for several days, then advance to next more rigorous exercise after and do the same stepwise.

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My wife uses a fitbit band and found heart rate bpm is very high over 100 whole last week. What does it mean by? Thank you for your answer in advance.

My wife uses a fitbit band and found heart rate bpm is very high over 100 whole last week. What does it mean by? Thank you for your answer in advance.

Fit Bitch watch: I call this a Fit Bitch watch as my wife has one and drives me crazy trying to get me to walk faster or more etc. Her sister has one that records 2 x more steps and drives her nuts. But the first issue is it working and counting the pulse correctly. So I would count her pulse by feeling at radial artery and counting for one min. There is actually an app to help you count the pulse.

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How correlates BP and heart rate? Why for me high BP (145-95) and low hr (58-62)? What means that? When is high BP accomploshed with low hr?

How correlates BP and heart rate? Why for me high BP (145-95) and low hr (58-62)? What means that? When is high BP accomploshed with low hr?

BP and HR: Generally, the two are independent. People in shock will have a rapid hr to compensate for their abnormally low bp. Your hrs are normal. Your BP is borderline high. You do not list any medicines that are slowing your hr. The treatment for an abnormally slow hr with symptoms (like passing out) is a pacemaker - you don't describe anything that sounds like you need that.

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What does my elevated /fast heart rate mean for my health?

What does my elevated /fast heart rate mean for my health?

Depends on the cause: Hearts beat fast, generally, for a reason. Do you have fever? Anemia? Infection? Pain? Upset? Bleeding? Stress? Caffeine use? Are you overweight, out of shape, de-conditioned? These and many more reasons may be the cause. Unless your hr is >150, it's likely that the rate is a symptom and not the cause of changes in your health.

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What does it mean if my heart rate was really high during exercise and stays at 110 over an hour and a half after exercise? Is it anxiety?

What does it mean if my heart rate was really high during exercise and stays at 110 over an hour and a half after exercise? Is it anxiety?

LargestPossibilities: =anxiety/fear/pain &/or congestive heart failure. Heart rate controlled by brain. Like rest of body, heart follows orders from brain (many cycles/second). Sensors from heart, blood vessels, rest of body provide extensive feedback to brain: a complex Soul? Mind? Brain? Body integrated system which allows life, despite only partially understood. Getting/studying an https://goo. Gl/GeFVdU could help.

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What does it mean if I have high oxygen saturation but a low heart rate?

What does it mean if I have high oxygen saturation but a low heart rate?

See below: It means that the hemoglobin in your blood is receiving enough oxygen from your lungs to be fully loaded with oxygen molecules. Additionally, your heart, for whatever reason, is beating slowly. Often, slow heart rate is a sign of health, particularly in your age group (37).

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I was wondering what does it mean if I have a high oxygen saturation, but a low heart rate?

I was wondering what does it mean if I have a high oxygen saturation, but a low heart rate?

Nothing: A low heart rate can be from illness or just being very physically fit. "high oxygen saturation" is never a problem; I am wondering how it was measured.

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What does it mean if a patient has a goiter associated with high plasma levels of both trh and tsh. Heart rate is elevated?

What does it mean if a patient has a goiter associated with high plasma levels of both trh and tsh. Heart rate is elevated?

Hyperpituiturism?: It looks like a pituitury pathology/tumor. Check brain MRI and see an endocrinologist. I need more information since you should have other symptoms such as symptoms of high growth hormone as well.

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When tracking blood pressure, is the "mean" value the important part? I usually have a high systolic and low diastolic like 134/68 and heart rate 48.

When tracking blood pressure, is the "mean" value the important part? I usually have a high systolic and low diastolic like 134/68 and heart rate 48.

Mostly systolic: The systolic pressure (upper number) is best understood in terms of what is normal and the relationship between BP and risk of stroke and heart disease. The diastolic pressure (lower number) seems to vary a lot depending on how the BP is measured (with a stethoscope or with an electronic BP cuff). The mean BP is rarely used outside the intensive care unit or the operating room.

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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.

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Please explain why is my heart rate is high during a moderate intensity exercise?

Please explain why is my heart rate is high during a moderate intensity exercise?

Increase O2 delivery: When you exercise, your body burns more oxygen, which is carried by the blood. So the heart has to pump more blood. One way to do this is to increase heart rate.

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Why is my heart rate is high during a moderate intensity exercise? I need some advice.

Why is my heart rate is high during a moderate intensity exercise? I need some advice.

Predicted heart rate: During exercise, the maximum predicted heart rate for your age is calculated by subtracting your age from 220 (220 - age). At 33 years old that would be 220 - 33 = 187 beats per minute. Any heart rate up to 187 beats/minute during exercise would likely be normal.

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I'm currently not taking any medications. I wake up and my heart rate is high 90's to low 100's everyday. Should this be a concern?

I'm currently not taking any medications. I wake up and my heart rate is high 90's to low 100's everyday. Should this be a concern?

It may be, but: You have provided so little information that it would be difficult to guess, at 45 years old you should probably discuss this with your doctor.