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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   hi doc
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I have got a heart rate measuring watch.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i feel that this watch is showing a deviation
User :   the heart rate it measures is not correct.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i want to understand if a deviation of + or - 10 heart rates is permissible fr such kind of devices
Doctor :   Firstly such devices are not always accurate.
Doctor :   If you feel that your heartrate is fast
Doctor :   then I suggest that you measure your pulse, no. of beats per minute
User :   okay
Doctor :   If the beats are faster than 90-100 per minute
Doctor :   then it is considered as rapid heart rate.
Doctor :   If it is lesser than 60 per minute
Doctor :   it is considered slow.
Doctor :   You can also look for the regularity of the pulse.
User :   most often it shows a deviation of 10 heart rates
Doctor :   If you feel that the rate is abnormal or the rhythm is not regular,
Doctor :   then I suggest that you consult a Physician.
User :   okay

Doctor :   The devices have errors always, also heart rate can be different in the same
Doctor :   person from time to time
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