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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Heart Palpitations (Definition)

Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more


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What is a normal heart rate?

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What is a normal heart rate?

Normal heart rate: A resting normal heart rate for adults is between 60 and 100 beats per minute. ...Read more

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What is the normal heart rate for a sedentary person?

What is the normal heart rate for a sedentary person?

60-100bpm: Regardless of lifestyle, a normal heart rate is considered 60-100 beats per minute. Now, very athletic people may have heart rates below 60 at rest, but that doesn't mean that sedentary people are allowed to have heart rates above 100 at rest. ...Read more

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What is a normal resting heart rate for an infant?

What is a normal resting heart rate for an infant?

Age & activity relat: There is a range of accepted normal heart rate for infants that varies with sleep/wake/activities & deciding when they are transitioning from one state to the next is sometimes hard. 0-3m awake 85-205, asleep 80-160; 3m-2yr awake 100-190 & asleep 60-140. ...Read more

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What is the normal heart rate for a 50 years?

What is the normal heart rate for a 50 years?

60-100: Generally a normal resting heart rate would be between 60-100, but truly in the 50's would still be fine, especially if you are active. And while the definition for "too fast" is > 100, it may be unusual to be in the 90's when completely at rest. Depends on the circumstances ...Read more

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What would be the cause of having a normal blood pressure but a fast heart beat.

What would be the cause of having a normal blood pressure but a fast heart  beat.

Sinus tachycardia: There are a host of conditions that will cause a rapid heart rate .The heart will often respond to an external stimulus like anemia pain fever over active thyroid and a few others. ...Read more

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What is the normal heart rate for a woman in labor?

What is the normal heart rate for a woman in labor?

U mean fetal ht rate: Or maternal ? Maternal - between 55-100 appprox., or fetal between 110-170 approx, I am sure your OB doc and the nurses will be monitoring everything and if you have ?S about that please ask them. ...Read more

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What is 5 seconds of pacs in a row called? Is it normal? Heart checked with echo and ecg

What is 5 seconds of pacs in a row called? Is it normal? Heart checked with echo and ecg

SVT: Repetitive premature atrial contractions are a form of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) of which there are many forms. While not normal, it's generally more an annoyance than a concern & occur in normal hearts. A normal echo rules out most serious causes. Avoid stimulants (tobacco, caffeine, drugs). If a frequent problem, medicines can suppress them, so you would need to see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Getting a skipped heart beat here and there while resting, dangerous or of concern? My tests indicate a healthy heart structure and rhythm.

Getting a skipped heart beat here and there while resting, dangerous or of concern? My tests indicate a healthy heart structure and rhythm.

Not dangerous: Occasional palpitations are not worrisome. In fact, to some extent the fact that your heart can skip beats and get back to normal rhythm right away is a good sign that your system is working normally and can withstand more irregularity than those who don't have these. Sounds like you have good medical followup. Good luck, and don't worry. ...Read more

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What is the normal heart rate for a child who is sedentary?

What is the normal heart rate for a child who is sedentary?

Varies: Resting heart rates vary based on the age of a child. Please see the MedLine table at: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003399.htm. ...Read more

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What is the lowest heart beat rate that could be considered normal? Also please tell me what the lowest normal diastolic blood pressure is.

What is the lowest heart beat rate that could be considered normal? Also please tell me what the lowest normal diastolic blood pressure is.

Heart rate: Heart rate can be very variable patient to patient an athlete can have a resting hr of 30-40 and that would be normal . It really depends if you are dizzy of lightheaded . Below 40 in most ppl is a bit too low. ...Read more

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What is a normal standing heart rate if 60-100 is a normal resting heart rate?

What is a normal standing heart rate if 60-100 is a normal resting heart rate?

The same: Your body will typically maintain your resting pulse the same either sitting or standing. If you are dehydrated or having problems with orthostatic hypotension the heart rate will increase along with a drop in BP (20 systolic or 10 diastolic). ...Read more

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What is and what cause a slow heart rate in a fetus?

What is and what cause a slow heart rate in a fetus?

Several reasons: Normal fetal heart rates are 120-160bpm & as low as 110 at term. If lower, there are reasons that can be significant so an obstetrician should be able to evaluate these or make a referral to a high risk pregnancy specialist. ...Read more

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What is a normal resting heart rate in toddlers?

What is a normal resting heart rate in toddlers?

It varies: but between the ages of one and five, 80-90 on the lower end, and 140-150 on the higher end. ...Read more

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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more