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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 accurate are heart rate monitors in altitude?

How accurate are heart rate monitors in altitude?

Normal action: Require moisture for good contact just as at low altitude and can misfunction in cold temperatures which is more likely at high altitude. ...Read more

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Is the heart rate monitor for iphone is 100 acurate? It's an application where you put your index on lens

Is the heart rate monitor for iphone is 100 acurate? It's an application where you put your index on lens

Yes : Very accurate. Use pulse o2 technology. Call instant heart rate by azumio and its free. Few in the market. I like cardiio - heart rate monitor too but it's 1.99. All work well. ...Read more

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Why can't I get accurate reading on my heart rate wrist monitor?

Why can't I get accurate reading on my heart rate wrist monitor?

Possibilities: One common reason is if you have an irregular heart rhythm like atrial fibrillation. Other possibilities are technical: fresh batteries? Correct positioning? Good contact? Does it work on other people? If not, it may be defective. Has is ever worked on you? If so, what's changed? If it's never been accurate, it may not be a good unit - i'd advise an arm cuff if you decide to replace it. ...Read more

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Is my heart rate monitor watch accurate for the number of calories burned?

Is my heart rate monitor watch accurate for the number of calories burned?

Not really: Calories burned depends somewhat on overall conditioning, weight, and other factors that can't be measured by heart rate alone. However, it is good for judging a relative amount of calorie use, and to give idea of how long it will take to burn off that slice of chocolate cake you had for dessert! ...Read more

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How to take a heart rate if no monitor?

How to take a heart rate if no monitor?

Pulse: Get a clock with a second hand. Feel your pulse (can easily be felt at the neck, the thumb side of the wrist or the groin). Feel for the bumping against your fingers. Count the number of bump in 1 minute. That is your heart rate. ...Read more

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What must I use to monitor my heart rate?

What must I use to monitor my heart rate?

Heart rate monitor: You can buy a heart rate monitor - no doubt available on line, but you can also just count your own pulse: either at your wrist, neck, or chest. Count it for 15 seconds and multiply by 4. It's free! ...Read more

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How does a wireless heart rate monitor work well?

How does a wireless heart rate monitor work well?

Like your phone: Blue tooth is a wonderful thing. Electrical pulses that trigger your heart function are easy to detect and send to a wireless monitor. Units these days are accurate and reliable. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of having a heart rate monitor ?

What are the benefits of having a heart rate monitor ?

Ecg monitor: We generally monitor not only heart rate but heart rhythm. This identifies rhythm disturbances which if present could disorder the state of perfusion of the body and/or threaten the life and well being of the patient. ...Read more

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What are some different ways to monitor your heart rate?

Depend on : The condition of the patient and the reason for the monitoring. 1) simply by palpating the pulse and auscultating the heart. 2) pulse oxymeter- noninvasive technique to measure o2 saturation. 3) electrocardiogram-can be use at the hospital but also at the gym. Commonly the chest strap that function as an electrode that transmit radio signal to a monitor that gives you the hr. Hope i answered the ? ...Read more

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Post hyst heart rate on monitor was 156.now between 100-140 normal?

Post hyst heart rate on monitor was 156.now between 100-140 normal?

Sounds high: A normal heart rate is generally between 60-200. If this is post hysterectomy, I would be concerned about post operative bleeding, if this heart rate continues for a significant amount of time. Serial complete blood counts should be watched, since this will reveal postoperative bleeding. ...Read more

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How reliable are heart rate monitoring apps available for smartphones?

How reliable are heart rate monitoring apps available for smartphones?

Pretty good: however, it is mostly just a gimmick. There's no rocket science to measuring your pulse. You can either use the radial artery on your wrist (on the thumb side) or your carotid artery on your neck (just in front of the muscle group on your neck) and then count the pulses over 15 seconds, multiply by 4 and that's your heart rate in beats per second. This will save battery time on your smartphone! ...Read more

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What are some different ways to monitor your heart rate? Which method will you use and why

What are some different ways to monitor your heart rate? Which method will you use and why

Check out these: Links. Take care! http://m.rei.com/mt/www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/heart-rate-monitor.html. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/heart-rate-monitors.htm.

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What are some different ways to monitor your heart rate? Which method will you use and why?

What are some different ways to monitor your heart rate? Which method will you use and why?

Depend on : The condition of the patient and the reason for the monitoring. 1) simply by palpating the pulse and auscultating the heart. 2) pulse oxymeter- noninvasive technique to measure o2 saturation. 3) electrocardiogram-can be use at the hospital but also at the gym. Commonly the chest strap that function as an electrode that transmit radio signal to a monitor that gives you the hr. Hope i answered the ? ...Read more

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When using a heart rate monitor for exercise, how do you factor into your heart range the intended effects of heart meds?

Heart rate for exerc: Theoretical maximum heart rate is 220 minus your age, so your max would be 147. Depending on your goals and fitness level your workout heart rate should be between 60-80 percent of your max, so around 90-115 beats per min. Heart medication such as a beta blocker will typically make it difficult to get the heart rate much above 100. ...Read more

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My results showed off my 7 day monitor that my heart rate never went below 150bpm through the day at nigh t would drop to 80bpm when get up back 150?

Suspicious: I'm suspicious that you have atrial flutter (rate is typical) or paroxysmal atrial tachycardia (the heart rate is not typical). It's also possible that you have normal rhythm that's abnormally fast. Your monitor strips should contain the info to distinguish among the above. Has your thyroid been checked? Do you use medication or recreational drugs? Is your general health ok? Many possibilities. ...Read more

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How would monitoring my heart rate during exercise help me?

How would   monitoring my heart rate during exercise help me?

Exercising the heart: Your heart rate during exercise is an insight into how hard your body is working. First off you need to determine your maximum predicted heart rate for your age. This is 220 minus your age. From this number you can figure out your "zones". A good workout zone is 70-85% of the maximum. Talk to your doctor or a personal trainer to figure out what's best for your health and your goals. ...Read more

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