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My pulse rate hits a high of 160 when I am walking or running on a treadmill. Is this healthy?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Probably OK

Depending on your age and cardiovascular conditioning status, that may be fine.
Prolonged heart rate maintenance during aerobic exercise is part of the conditioning process. Need to make sure the heart rate is regular (not skipping around) or associated with lightheadedness or inappropriate breathlessness. Getting a monitored stress test before aggressive exercise (if sedentary) prudent.

In brief: Probably OK

Depending on your age and cardiovascular conditioning status, that may be fine.
Prolonged heart rate maintenance during aerobic exercise is part of the conditioning process. Need to make sure the heart rate is regular (not skipping around) or associated with lightheadedness or inappropriate breathlessness. Getting a monitored stress test before aggressive exercise (if sedentary) prudent.
Dr. Irv Loh
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Heart rate

This is not a problem as long as you do not have significant heart disease.
There are fitness tables on the internet where you can look up by your age what a 60 or 80% recommended heart rate is for exercise.

In brief: Heart rate

This is not a problem as long as you do not have significant heart disease.
There are fitness tables on the internet where you can look up by your age what a 60 or 80% recommended heart rate is for exercise.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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