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Is a heart rate of 175 BPM in children under 2 normal?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Age dependent

As children age, heart rate drops to eventually reach adult range.
An infant can have a heart rate up to 190 bpm. Children 1-2 up to 130 bpm. Heart rate will increase based on body's needs such as with activity and fever. It is possible for children under 2 to have a heart rate of 175 but it may not be a normal heart rate at rest. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003399.htm.

In brief: Age dependent

As children age, heart rate drops to eventually reach adult range.
An infant can have a heart rate up to 190 bpm. Children 1-2 up to 130 bpm. Heart rate will increase based on body's needs such as with activity and fever. It is possible for children under 2 to have a heart rate of 175 but it may not be a normal heart rate at rest. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003399.htm.
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