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When is a high pulse rate danerous while exercising?

When is a high pulse rate danerous while exercising?

If you have symptoms: Maximal predicted hr is 220 - age in years. Many fatigue at mphr. However athletes often capable of exceeding mphr. No absolute limit, but hr>200 associated with limited filling time and pump failure. Generally people develop limiting symptoms in their body before heart gives out. Not true if heart vessels are diseased... In that case one develops crushing chest pain which usually halts exercise. ...Read more

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Is a pulse rate of 50 in male aged 67 dangerous while on chemo?

Is a pulse rate of 50 in male aged 67 dangerous while on chemo?

Not necessarily: While normal heart rate is 60-100 it is not unusual for people to have a lower heart rate. This can be caused by some medications also. If the patient is not feeling dizzy or light headed then the pulse of 50 is probably not an issue. If the patient is having symptoms then the doctor should be consulted. ...Read more

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How to tell why I have a high pulse rate and is it possibly dangerous?

How to tell why I have a high pulse rate and is it possibly dangerous?

Several reasons: Fast heart rate may occur with several situations/ conditions as anemia, fever, hyperthyroidism, low blood pressure, stress, caffeine, smoking, exercise, poor physical shape, deconditioning, medications, decongestants. Usually not dangerous.
If it persists for a while have it checked by pcp. ...Read more

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Is exercising at a pulse rate of 180 dangerous for a fit 47 year old male? I exercise daily

Is exercising at a pulse rate of 180 dangerous for a fit 47 year old male? I exercise daily

Its close: Your maximum target heart rate is 220 minus your age; this would put you at 173. If you are a begginer to exercise you should gradually work up to this level and this of course assumes you do not have cardiac problems. If you do consult your physician to determine a safe level to start your exercise program. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a high resting blood pulse rate?

How dangerous is a high resting blood pulse rate?

It depends on you.: This can be due to a number of reasons. It can be possibly from a heart condition, like arrhythmia, or an electrolyte imbalance like hyperkalemia. Drugs are a major cause and concern, and this can be from an overdose of many therapeutic drugs or use of recreational drugs, like cocaine. This really impacts on how serious this finding is so see your doctor to find out the cause or for a check-up. ...Read more

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Why do I have a high pulse rate? Is it dangerous?

Why do I have a high pulse rate? Is it dangerous?

Tachycardia: Depends on the reason for an increased heart rate. Increased heart rate can be a normal response to heart rate >100 -> Sinus tachycardia
- Other possibilities are arrythmias like atrial flutter/atrial fibrillation/ and Supraventricular Tachycardias

An EKG will be very useful in this case. Depending on EKG results and symptoms, holter might also help.

Infection can also cause increased heart rate ...Read more

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How dangerous is high pulse rate of heart?

How dangerous is high pulse rate of heart?

May be very dangerou: There are many reasons for a very rapid heart rate. Some may be quite serious and even life threatening
You should see your physician and be evaluated with EKG and other tests ...Read more

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My father-in-law's BP is 70/100 and my pulse rate is 57? His age is 65. Is it dangerous? What could be the consequences?

My father-in-law's BP is 70/100 and my pulse rate is 57? His age is 65. Is it dangerous? What could be the consequences?

Impossible.: The systolic pressure (top number) can never be lower than the diastolic (lower number). If indeed you meant 100/70, that would be at the lower limit of normal. To determine if it's too low, check the BP sitting and standing. If it's 100/70 sitting and falls to a lower level upon standing, it's likely to be too low and might cause dizziness or fainting. He might be dehydrated. ...Read more

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Normal adult pulse rate?

Normal adult pulse rate?

60-100 bpm.: Assuming the underlying heart rhythm is normal, a heart rate between 60 and 100 bpm would be considered normal at rest. Would go above 100 temporarily with activity, and may be under 60 at rest in someone who’s athletic. ...Read more

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Average pulse rate adult?

Average pulse rate adult?

"normal" is 60-100: The normal resting pulse of an adult is 60-100 beats per minute. The "average" will vary widely because of health, age, fitness level, medications, etc., but it still should be within the normal range. ...Read more

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What is a good pulse rate?

What is a good pulse rate?

60-100 bpm.: Assuming the underlying heart rhythm is normal, a heart rate between 60 and 100 bpm would be considered normal at rest. Would go above 100 temporarily with activity, and may be under 60 at rest in someone who’s athletic. ...Read more

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Is a pulse rate of 74, good?

Should be fine.: Assuming the underlying heart rhythm is normal, a heart rate between 60-100 bpm would be normal. ...Read more

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What is a normal pulse rate?

What is a normal pulse rate?

60-100 resting: But athletic individuals may run resting pulses in the 50's or slightly lower. With activity and exercise the pulse rate will increase to over 100 then come down with rest. ...Read more

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What is the normal pulse rate?

What is the normal pulse rate?

60 to 100: Heart rate of 60 to 100 BPM is considered normal rate for most average adults. ...Read more

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What pulse rate should you have?

Pulse rate: First of all its really a good idea to have a pulse... :)

We generally consider 60-80 beats a minute at rest to be pretty good tho' plus or minus 10 on either end for a range of 50-90 is quite reasonable. ...Read more

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How can I get my pulse rate down?

How can I get my pulse rate down?

Exercise & time: Assuming you're healthy, baseline resting heart rate tends to decrease w/time as you become more & more aerobically conditioned. However, anemia & hyperthyroidism can also lead to a longterm fast heart rate. Some illicit drugs might do this too. Bottom line: go see your doc. ...Read more

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What can cause a pulse rate of 48?

What can cause a pulse rate of 48?

It depends: This could be a "normal" rhythm just going slow - sinus bradycardia. This may be due to medications, thyroid issues, high exercise conditioning, or from a "sick" sinus node. The pulse may also be slow if there is slow or absent communication from the atria - partial or complete heart block. This could be potentially quite dangerous. An ekg should be able to tell for sure. ...Read more

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How can I lower my pulse rate to 60?

How can I lower my pulse rate to 60?

Exercise...: Aerobic exercise, the kind where you get short of breath and sweaty for 45 minutes to an hour at a time will improve your cardiovascular conditioning and lower your heart rate. Try to do this every other day, and avoid the "simple" carbohydrates, stick to more complex carbs. ...Read more

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Does pulse rate increase as BP increases?

Does pulse rate increase as BP increases?

Not necessarily: Pulse and BP are somewhat independent. Many things that raise your pulse also raise bp, but that is not always true and the opposite is also true. For example very low BP due to shock is accompanied by very high pulse rate and very high pulse rate is often associated with lack of forward flow and very low bp. ...Read more

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Pulse rate 100 when anxious is that high?

Pulse rate 100 when anxious is that high?

Pulse rates: May increase with anxiety. Pulse of 100 is bordering on tachycardia (fast heart rate) but may be anticipated with marked anxiety. ...Read more

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Orbitrek pulse rate going up and down. Why?

Pulse Rate: While you work on elliptical machine your pulse rate varies depending on degree of exertion. ...Read more

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What is the pulse rate for a man of age 48?

What is the pulse rate for a man of age 48?

Normal 60-100: Nl hr is 60-100. This is at rest. A variety of factors can impact on that in individual patients. A well-tuned athletic heart might have resting rates that ate lower, and rate-slowing meds might expectedly slow a heart rate. Physiologic factors like thyroid status can either slow (hypothyroid) or speed hr (hyperthyroid). Anemia, dehydration, physiologic or emotional stress can also raise hr. ...Read more

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What should a pulse rate be? What is to high?

What should a pulse rate be? What is to high?

BPM 60-100 (Resting): Generally, for a healthy adults, a resting pulse rate should be between 60 and 100 beats per minute. However, there are always exceptions. Depending on various factors such as your overall health, medications and if you have just completed an actor size routine, then your pulse rate will very from the standard 60 to 100 beats per minutes (bpm). ...Read more

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What is a normal pulse rate for a lady age 64?

What is a normal pulse rate for a lady age 64?

Variable: The heart is dependent on activity level and physical fitness. The normal range is between 60 - 100. That being said, very physically such a marathon runner, the rate can be as low as 40. Some medications such as beta blockers, can lower the heart rate as well. If you have symptoms of fatigue and dizziness along with a low heart rate, further evaluation may be needed. ...Read more

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It's better to have a slower pulse rate. Right?

It's better to have a slower pulse rate. Right?

Usually: Pts with slow heart rates tend to be in better physical shape than those with fast heart rates. However it can be from sick sinus syndrome, beta blockers, hypothyroidism etc. The question is too broad and needs to be put in context.
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Is my pulse rate something I should worry about?

Pulse: What is your pulse rate? . Is it consistent or up/down? . ...Read more

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What is the best way to get pulse rate accurately?

What is the best way to get pulse rate accurately?

Feel pulse on wrist: The best way to take your pulse accurately is to feel it on your wrist or neck and count for a full minute. That is by far the most accurate method. ...Read more