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What Is A Dangerously High Heart Rate
Heart rate: Normally heart rate responds to exercise or physiologic demand levels. Usually we don't see it go over 180-200 even with high levels of exercise. This level while tolerated by 'normals' may be dangerous in patients with heart disease or other forms of disease. In other words, one number doesn't fit all. ...Read more
How high?: High heart rate more than 100 beats per minute can be a sign of lack of physical conditioning, endocrine disease like hyperthyroidism, sign/symptom of heart disease, dehydration, lung disease like asthma/copd, drug induced like to much caffeine/ energy drinks, chronic disease like liver and renal insufficiency, etc. You need a history and physical to evaluate the reason. ...Read more
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
My heart rate was 180bpm òn a monitor when I was walking it was sinus rhythm causes? And would it be dangerous to exercise with this high heart rate?
Ok: 180 is a little fast for walking but at your age is fine to exercise with this heart rate ...Read more
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Tachycardia: Many factors. Normal - regular 60-100bpm. Normally sinus node HR is 60-100; junctional 70-110; ventricular ~ 36 bpm. Any abn focus can lead to irregular rhythms such as A.fib/flutter, sinus tahcycardia, ventricualr tachycardia to name a few. Abnormal cardiac focus - Afib; metabolic/endocrine - thyroid, infections; CA; substance abuse; anxiety; congenital abn are some. ...Read more
Depends: If it gradually returns to normal afterward, it was likely normal (you state your age is 32 - predicted estimated peak HR for your age is 192 but 200 is reasonable). If it stays at 200 after exercise, then suddenly falls (for instance to 110), it was an abnormal rhythm. ...Read more
No: Rhabdomyolosys is a muscle injury direct or indirect. It result in breakdown of muscle fibers and release of their contents into the bloodstream. In an untrained athlete, excessive exercise can cause extreme muscle strain or a heat stroke causing tachycardia as a cause of the process. Rhabdo will occur because of the muscle breakdown not the tachycardia. Hydration and training very important. ...Read more
High HR: No concerns you are exercising over the 80% of the predicted hr for your age. ...Read more
I have a very high heart rate when exercising Avg. 174 Max 184 Should I see someone, or is this normal?
At your age it is: Possible to achieve a maximal heart rates of 196 BPM so it sounds like you are in the normal range but perhaps pushing yourself a little too hard with your routine. Take it a little easier on yourself. Aim for sustained HR of 85% (167 BPM) for 20 minutes with an appropriate warm up and cool down for 10 minutes on each side. ...Read more
The past two nights I have had a high heart rate plus I feel very hot, eventually it goes down to the 80s but stays at 117 for awhile, I feel fine in?
These are not normal: Feelings or findings. It will not be possible to diagnose you over the internet but there is clearly something wrong. You need to be examined and have lab work done. Make an appointment with a health care provider as soon as possible. ...Read more
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
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
High heart rate upon standing (over 110 bpm) has lead me to be bed ridden for several months. And I'm weak. What can I do?
Heart Rate: You need psychiatric help urgently ;inactivity begets deconditioning which perpetuates your perceived condition. Confirm need for thyroid Rx with a competent endocrinologist. ...Read more
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
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
I'm a 25 y/o female 5'5" 145lbs & has high heart rate. It ranges from 90 to 115 w/o activity. I exercise a little & im typically anxious. Should I worry?
Harmless: Your heart rate is harmless. You can correct it by starting a program of daily exercise. As your fitness improves, your heart rate will slow. If it's never been done, a complete blood count (to exclude anemia, common in young women), TSH (exclude thyroid xs), and echo (exclude structural heart disease) should be done. ...Read more
Unusually high heart rate when exercising on my bike of 165 when normally 140. I'm 63 and exercise 3 to 4 times/ week, drank a lot h20 that day too?
Physical: It is time to visit a doctor, there are many reasons for increased heart rate when you exersize, your physician will find out the cause and will offer solution. ...Read more
Poor Circulation: It is possible that your heart rate could elevate if the heart is required to work harder in order to circulate the blood throughout your body. See a vascular surgeon to have your circulatory system evaluated. ...Read more
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
Yes: That's characteristic of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. ...Read more
What will happen if I stop my longacting beta blocker cold turkey- its used for high heart rate when standing.
Rebound: Tachycardia (fast heart rates). Never a good idea to stop abruptly. These medications need to be tapered off over a period of time. ...Read more
If you have high heart rate will propranolol lower the heart rate? Will the effects be lasting or only until the medicine runs out?
Propranolol: The effects of thedrug gradually wear off after each dose. If the drug is stopped the effects slowly disappear. Usually with this drug two or three days but occasionally more. ...Read more
High heart rate 100-135 and dizziness when it happens. What should I do? It comes and goes only. It's been like this over a month.
Longer: This needs a more complete Hx & PE. Something is not right here. See MD. If near Hartford CT, see me. HRS, MD, FACC 860-549-3444 if you wish to schedule. ...Read more
Put on beta blocker for high heart rate. Very slow hr now at rest and doing normal activities (what it should initially be)but currently hr in 90's?
Normal HR is 60-100: Normal HR is between 60 to 100 beats per minute. Usually not a concern if HR is in 90s. If HR feels irregular, then will need to see a physician and have an ECG to make sure it is not an arrhythmia. ...Read more
I'm 18 years old, female, active n good diet but I still have a very high heart rate, bp, and palpatations that occur often. Should I worry or c sum1?
Look further: Anxiety, anemia and hyperthyroid state are other considerations. Fast heart rate could be an arrhythmia. Sometimes it may look normal on ekg and called inappropriate sinus tachycardia or sinus node reentrant tachycardia which may require treatment with beta blockers. You should see both your internist and a cardiologist. ...Read more
If somebody has high heart rate (>90 at rest) it is very easy to hit the max HR during exercise even moderate. How safe is to exercise at that level?
Slowly increase...: Lack of conditioning can lead to a HR that increases rather quickly with exercise. Slowly increasing the duration & exertion with exercise - and being consistent with exercise will help lead to a lower resting HR and a slower increase. The max HR recommendations are safe; however, it isn't easy to maintain them for a length of time that would be beneficial. Build up your tolerance. ...Read more
Why does a heart rate of 70 worry me? Is this a high heart rate at rest? I am extremely obsessed with my heart rate not being over 70. Creating anxiety?
What is the cause of low BP and relatively high heart rate in athletes? My BP is 93, 54, but my hr can be 85 at rest. This # feels a bit high for ath.
Not necessarily: Many different factors influence the resting heart rate and bp. The values you report are acceptable. Athletes who perform aerobic activities like running, swimming, biking, and rowing will tend to have lower resting heart rates than an athlete who performs resistance activities like weight lifting. ...Read more
I have a low heart rate but I'm overweight? A low heart rate is better than a high heart rate right?
Not necessarily: It depends on how low the heart rate is and whether the heart rhythm is normal or abnormal. A high resting heart rate is more indicative of heart disease or other types of medical problems than a low resting heart rate so long as the low heart rate is not too low. ...Read more
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