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Why does my heart rate stay elevated for 2-3 hours after exercise?

Why does my heart rate stay elevated for 2-3 hours after exercise?

Likely abnormal: http://www.heart.com/heart-rate-chart.html. I have the impression that it is too long to go back to baseline. What is your resting pulse? How old are you? What medicines do you take? Have you had any cardiac arrhythmias? Did you drink caffeine after exercise? Are you taking enhancers to develop muscle mass?How often and since when this happens? ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How long is it supposed to it take for heart rate to recover after exercise?

How long is it supposed to it take for heart rate to recover after exercise?

Exercise: In general the rate drops at least 10per cent in the first minute post exercise, depending on conditioning level a variable time after to return to baseline. The better the conditioning the more rapid return to baseline. By 10 minutes resting most people should be back to baseline unless perhaps ran a marathon, etc. ...Read more

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My BP goes up to about 135-150/70 immediately after exercise then drops to 118/65 shortly after. Heart rate drops to 50. Is this normal?

My BP goes up to about 135-150/70 immediately after exercise then drops to 118/65 shortly after. Heart rate drops to 50. Is this normal?

Can be normal: A modest rise in blood pressure is a normal response to exercise (a rise of about 5%) an exaggerated jump in blood pressure (15%) can be an indication for an increase future risk cardiovascular problems such as carotid artery blockage studies warn. Your response looks normal. ...Read more

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I'm supposed to know what a healthy heart rate is after exercise, and also know what isn't healthy.

I'm supposed to know what a healthy heart rate is after exercise, and also know what isn't healthy.

220-age = max: During exercise, the target is 70 to 80% of ur maximum heart rate, which is 220-ur age (e.g., a 40 yr old has a theoretical max HR of 180 bpm, & 80% of that is 144 bpm). Anything above the max is not healthy if u r not used to exercising. 15 min after exercise (complete rest), ur HR should drop back down to less than 100 bpm. Anything above that means something's not healthy. TTYD or cardiologist ...Read more

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Bp before exercise: 130/83, after exercise: 100/60. 2 hours after that time: 95/60, heart rate 85 bpm. Without beta blocker. Is it normal / abnormal?

Bp before exercise: 130/83, after exercise: 100/60. 2 hours after that time: 95/60, heart rate 85 bpm. Without beta blocker. Is it normal / abnormal?

BP should be high : You are in beta blockers. Medications that will decrease the normal response of blood pressure and heart rate to exercise. If no beta blockers your blood pressure should be a little higher right after exercise. Have you have a stress test? What are the echo results? Any other symptoms? Dizziness after standing from chair? Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my heart rate was really high during exercise and stays at 110 over an hour and a half after exercise? is it anxiety?

What does it mean if my heart rate was really high during exercise and stays at 110 over an hour and a half after exercise? is it anxiety?

LargestPossibilities: =anxiety/fear/pain &/or congestive heart failure. Heart rate controlled by brain. Like rest of body, heart follows orders from brain (many cycles/second). Sensors from heart, blood vessels, rest of body provide extensive feedback to brain: a complex Soul?Mind?Brain?Body integrated system which allows life, despite only partially understood. Getting/studying an https://goo.gl/GeFVdU could help. ...Read more

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I have very fast heart rates (95-151) when doing virtually nothing. I feel lightheaded after exercise for 10 min or so. What could be going on?

I have very fast heart rates (95-151) when doing virtually nothing. I feel lightheaded after exercise for 10 min or so. What could be going on?

SVT: Svt=supraventricular tachycardia is a possibility. Go get seen asap as this could be a sign of a serious heart condition. It can and needs to be treated. Call in the morning if you feel fine now, or head to the er if you're heart is racing currently. Don't mess around with such a problem. ...Read more

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