Can you please define normal heart rate and with high BP heart rate?

Heart rate. The normal range of resting heart rate is considered 60-100, but many people have lower heart rates than that and are in good health. Physical fitness like running, cycling, swimming often leads to lower hr and some people are normal even in the 40's range. If you have high bp, some meds lower the hr, such as beta blockers.

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In general, should people with high normal heart rate not be prescribed ssri's due to increased norepinephrine effect?

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My heart rate has been running 120 all the way up to 145. What a normal heart rate and is it something to be seriously concerned with?

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