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What will happen if your heart rate is too low?

What will happen if your heart rate is too low?

You die: Well, only if it's too low to support life! You mean pretty low but not that low. Some people tolerate a heart rate in the 40's or even 30's with no symptoms. Most often, when the heart rate is that low, one feels fatigue, dizziness, and may even have chest pain or pass out. A dangerously high potassium, thyroid disorder or too much of a medication might cause this. Some require a pacemaker. ...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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How can you determine if your blood pressure is high or low when checked and if your heart rate is normal?

How can you determine if your blood pressure is high or low when checked and if  your heart rate is normal?

Need to know normal: Goal for most patients is to have top blood pressure below 140 (under 135 for diabetics) and bottom pressure under 90 (under 85 for diabetics). It is not unusual to have an occasional blood pressure reading be above this. Goal pulse is 60-100, although not unusual to be in 50's. Medication is presribed to treat the general trend of bp's. ...Read more

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Is a heart rate always high if your heart is pounding or can it happen when it's low to normal too?

Is a heart rate always high if your heart is pounding or can it happen when it's low to normal too?

Yes it can: Heavy pounding of the heart relates more to the force of contraction which is governed by the amount od catecholamines (adrenalin) as well as the volume of blood put out with contraction.. Often times this will lead to a faster heart rate but it doesn't have to. An example would be aortic regurgitation wherein the heart is heavily loaded (preload), from backward filling across aortic valve. ...Read more

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Hello doctor my heart rate is so fast and BP also high doctors told me that the reason of high BP is your fast heart rate I am 23?

Hello doctor my heart rate is so fast and BP also high doctors told me that the reason of high BP is your fast heart rate I am 23?

Separate: Elevated heart rate and high blood pressure are two separate problems. Fast heart rate dose not cause high blood pressure. They could be related though. For example high thyroid hormone may cause both to be high. Thorough evaluation is needed to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What is your maximum heart rate that is healthy when running?

What is your maximum heart rate that is healthy when running?

Pick a formula: Lets go with the simplest answers here: according to your name, you are a male and so the easiest answer would be approximately 220 minus your age (around 180 BPM in your case). There is, however substantial variability among people, and this number can vary somewhat; an exercise test on a treadmill can provide the exact answer to your question. ...Read more

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What is the resting pulse rate number that is dangerously too fast?

What is the resting pulse rate number that is dangerously too fast?

Heart rate: Heart rate of 100 if at rest is faster than normal. It is not dangerous in and of itself. What is important is why it should be elevated at rest and there are many possibilities for this. ...Read more

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What happens if the blood pressure is too low or too high?

What happens if the blood pressure is too low or too high?

Blood pressure: Too high pressure causes heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. Too low pressure can cause these and other problems. Something like an electric device, too much current it burns out, too little current it doesn't work. ...Read more

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If you are 4 months pregnant and the baby heart rate is low what do the doctor do to raise the heart rate to normal?

If you are 4 months pregnant and the baby heart rate is low what do the doctor do to raise the heart rate to normal?

There is nothing: that can be done this early in pregnancy. The baby must be at least 23 weeks to be able to survive outside the uterus. All that can be done at this point is to watch it. Close follow up with your OB is obviously very important. That being said, a low heart rate is not necessarily a major problem and is often temporary. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can a really low resting heart rate tell you?

What can a really low resting heart rate tell you?

Low rate: A low rate can be a sign of great aerobic conditioning. It can also be a sign of very abnormal cardiac conduction or even dangerously bad metabolic states. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have high levels of adrenaline if blood pressure is on low side but heart rate is high (resting 90-105) (exercising 175-200)?

Is it possible to have high levels of adrenaline if blood pressure is on low side but heart rate is high (resting 90-105) (exercising 175-200)?

Possibly: There are rare disorders where adrenaline levels are high. You can see an endocrinologist to help see if you have one. The more likely explanation is elsewhere- perhaps anemia, caffeine, medications (cymbalta (duloxetine) can do this), or heart related. ...Read more

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Is low heart rate 40bpm good if you are not athletic?

Heart ratea: 40bpm would be considered a slow heart rate but if asymptomatic and otherwise normal can be fine. ...Read more

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My resting heart rate is really high. Is this indicative of anything?

My resting heart rate is really high. Is this indicative of anything?

Heart rate: Lots of possibilities including but not limited to anemia, hyperthyroid, poor conditioning, hypotenuse, dehydration, excess catecholamines......... ...Read more

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My husband says my heart rate is too high, since it rests at about 90-100. Is it normal, if not how can I fix it? I'm not an excerciser type person, I don't have the stamina for it.

My husband says my heart rate is too high, since it rests at about 90-100. Is it normal, if not how can I fix it? I'm not an excerciser type person, I don't have the stamina for it.

Dysautonomia - MVP : May have rapid heartbeats in association with dysautonomia / mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. See doctor to be checked . Read Dr. Richard hoffman's book on MVP on Amazon.Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium and fish oil supplements. Low dose beta blockers help control the rate. ...Read more

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How can you determine if your blood pressure is high or low when checked and if your heart rate is normal?

Need to know normal: Goal for most patients is to have top blood pressure below 140 (under 135 for diabetics) and bottom pressure under 90 (under 85 for diabetics). It is not unusual to have an occasional blood pressure reading be above this. Goal pulse is 60-100, although not unusual to be in 50's. Medication is presribed to treat the general trend of bp's. ...Read more

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If your heart rate goes 120 and up per min can it cause a high fever? Is it weird that I'm still running a high fever and it been a month

If your heart rate goes 120 and up per min can it cause a high fever? Is it weird that I'm still running a high fever and it been a month

Other way around: typically high fever causes fast heart rate. The rule of thumb is 10 beats/min per degree Fahrenheit of fever. A fever lasting more than a month should definitely prompt evaluation. ...Read more

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How high is too high for a heart rate?

How high is too high for a heart rate?

Normal heart rate.: At rest, assuming your heart rate is in normal sinus variety, your heart rate should be somewhere between 60 to 100 bpm, unless you are athletic in which case it could be a bit below 60. With exertion, the maximum heart rate would be 220 minus your age. Anything above that would be considered too high. ...Read more

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Why is my heart rate high all the time?

Heart rate: There are many possibilities for why someones heart rate could be high all the time. Without knowing more about you, one can't speculate. Some possibilities are anxiety, anemia,and hyperthyroidism. Poor aerobic conditioning is another common problem. ...Read more

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Why is my heart rate consistently high?

Several reasons: If you rule out: arrhythmias anemia Hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia/ diabetes De-conditioning Obesity sedentary lifestyle smoking and several others you may be left with "constitutional" or "idiopathic" tachycardia ...Read more

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My baby's heart rate was 180 at 9 weeks. Is that too high?

My baby's heart rate was 180 at 9 weeks. Is that too high?

No: At nine weeks the average fetal heart rate is 175, but range through pregnancy is 120 to 180. ...Read more

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Is my heart rate normal if it goes quickly from low to high?

Yes: Responsiveness to physiologic need is a sign of health. Going up quickly is normal assuming you're not going from 80 to 240! but if you go from 80 to 120 (the exact numbers depend on age) and then come back down quickly with rest, you're very healthy! (hr should drop 10% within 1 minute of cool down). ...Read more

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Heart rate goes so high in hot shower. about 150-160 bpm. Im 17 and athlete?

Heart rate goes so high in hot shower. about 150-160 bpm. Im 17 and athlete?

Tachycardia: Exposure to heat dilates the blood vessels and lowers the blood pressure enough to cause a rise in the heart rate, but 150-170 would be abnormally rapid. If you are accurate in determining your heart rate and especially if you note marked tachycardia under other circumstances, I recommend that you consult a cardiologist for evaluation and be checked for overactive thyroid as well. ...Read more

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My heart rate is always kinda high. Around 116. Something to be concerned about?

My heart rate is always kinda high. Around 116. Something to be concerned about?

Please see a doctor: High heart rate more than 100 is associated with some underlying medical condition. You can start with checking thyroid panel. I would recommend you to see a doctor. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My son took Albuertol and has a 125 heart rate,what is considered too high of a heart rate?

Well tolerated: The range of normal heart rate at that age runs 60's to 180. A kid can tolerate the stimulant effect of exercise and or drugs like the albuterol well.There is no significant risk of it hurting his heart at such a level. ...Read more

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