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My 7 day old baby has a resting heart rate of 155bpm. Is this normal? It gets faster again when crying etc

My 7 day old baby has a resting heart rate of 155bpm. Is this normal? It gets faster again when crying etc

Within normal limits: Newborns have a wide variation in their heart rate, from 80-220, and at brief moments can have slowing or speeding up of the heart rate in normal situations such as deep sleep(slowing), excitement( increase) , anger(increase), fussiness (increase), and fever(increase). A heart rate of 155 is entirely within normal limits. There is no need for a doctor here ...Read more

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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more


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How to know if it's a heart attack, hypoglycemia, or anxiety? Fast heart rate, chest pain, crying, fear, all out of the blue. 22 y/o female no history

How to know if it's a heart attack, hypoglycemia, or anxiety? Fast heart rate, chest pain, crying, fear, all out of the blue. 22 y/o female no history

See your doctor: The only way to know is to see your primary physician and have them evaluate you in person. Unable to answer you regarding this matter without a personal evaluation. ...Read more

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My babies heart rate was in the 170s I'm 11 weeks and 3 days is this anything to worry about ?

My babies heart rate was in the 170s I'm 11 weeks and 3 days is this anything to worry about ?

Don't worry: Fetal heart rate varies a lot during the day, esp so early in pregnancy. It is the average that matters. At this stage of your pregnancy, you can just relax and follow the advice of your OB. Depending upon if any high risk factors have been identified for any action to be taken to prevent loss. ...Read more

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Under what heart rate for an adult and then for an infant are chest compressions required?

Under what heart rate for an adult and then for an infant are chest compressions required?

100/min: For adults, children, and infants, the current recommendations are for compressions to be administered at the rate of 100 per minute. Source: BLS for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association, 2011. ...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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Can teething cause an 11month old babies heart rate top be slightly faster?

Can teething cause an 11month old babies heart rate top be slightly faster?

With benzocaine: A rapid heart rate is a common when a child has an adverse reaction that may develop upon first exposure or after several exposures to benzocaine. ...Read more

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What is a normal heart rate for a 34 week fetus? I am 34 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I am contracting every 4-5 min for about a minute to a min and a half long the babies heart rate goes up to 180 during a contraction

What is a normal heart rate for a 34 week fetus? I am 34 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I am contracting every 4-5 min for about a minute to a min and a half long the babies heart rate goes up to 180 during a contraction

Usually : Usually it is between 120-160. Please notify your doctor about that rate of contractions as that is concerning. Please go to the hospital and have a complete evaluation immediately. Do not drive yourself. ...Read more

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What is a normal heart rate for a 34 week fetus? I am 34 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I am contracting every 4-5 min for about a minute to a min and a half long the babies heart rate goes up to 180 during a contraction

Usually : Usually it is between 120-160. Please notify your doctor about that rate of contractions as that is concerning. Please go to the hospital and have a complete evaluation immediately. Do not drive yourself. ...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


Apex (Definition)

Apex normally refers to a peak. However in dentistry it actually is defined as the end ...Read more