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Doctor insights on: What Should Your Pulse Rate Be Per Minute

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Rapid heart beat my daughter, who is 11 years old, has occasional dramatic increases in her heart rate (once or twice a week). I taught her how to count her beats per minute and today her pulse jumped to 240 for about 5 minutes (per her account). Her norm

Rapid heart beat my daughter, who is 11 years old, has occasional dramatic increases in her heart rate (once or twice a week). I taught her how to count her beats per minute and today her pulse jumped to 240 for about 5 minutes (per her account). Her norm

Your : Your description of her symptoms is very alarming. This is clearly not a normal finding. She needs to see her pediatrician or family physician soon. They may refer her to a pediatric cardiologist. Please don't put this off. ...Read more

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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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How much should your pulse rate be while walking on the treadmill if your age is 50years and you are a women?

Exercise: Depends on what your goal is, if you are training for conditioning on the treadmill, a heart rate of 120-130 is likely plenty, if we are performing a stress test to evaluate your status, we would take you higher. ...Read more

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Could hydroxyurea raise your pulse rate?

Could hydroxyurea raise your pulse rate?

Possibly: High pulse rate (tachycardia) is not reported as a common side effect of hydroxyurea, but if your red blood cell count drops as a side effect, your heart rate may increase in order to increase the oxygen delivery to your tissues. ...Read more

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How can exercise effect your pulse rate?

How can exercise effect your pulse rate?

Increases it: Exercise, in general, will increase your pulse rate. ...Read more

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Why does your pulse rate increase with exercise?

Why does your pulse rate increase with exercise?

Pulse: One hypothesis is when breath rapidly it stimulates the baghdad nerves which stimulate the brain to produce more adrenaline which affects the blood vessels which increases pulse rate. Another theory is hyperventilation causes more demand for oxygen which makes heart work faster. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of checking your pulse rate after an exercise?

What is the purpose of checking your pulse rate after an exercise?

Correct zone: You need to exercise with enough vigor to raise your heart rate high enough for effective workout for heart and muscles - aerobic level. However, too high of a heart rate -"red zone" - can cause health problems especially if you have underlying problems. Most gyms have a poster of the ideal heart rate range based on your age. ...Read more

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