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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health que
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   yes i had a few questions how your heartrate
Doctor :   Yes, please proceed with your query.
User :   i know a good resting heartrate is 60-100 right
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   what about a good standing heartrate what should that be
Doctor :   There is no significant changes in the heart rate with change of position practically.
Doctor :   Theoretically though, heart rate can increase to a small extent.
User :   so if mine goes from 80 ro 120 when standing is that bad
Doctor :   Like I told you theoretically, heart rate can increase in a some individuals.
Doctor :   It is not a concerning problem, if no symptoms are associated with the increased heart rate.
User :   ok
Doctor :   This needs to be investigated if you have an associated symptoms such as dizziness, chest pain, breathing difficulty, lightheadedness, loss of consciousness or even palpitation.
User :   ok i did have a stress test a year ago that came back normal as well has a few ekg's i just am constantly aware of my hear beat
Doctor :   If your EKG's and stress test are normal, then it is a fair indication that your heart is doing fine.
Doctor :   however if you are experiencing symptoms of palpitations, you can consider getting a 24 hour holter monitoring, which monitors your heart, both its rate and rhythm.
Doctor :   This is much more sensitive in picking up paroxysmal fluctuations of heart rate changes which can be missed on a normal EKG.
User :   ya i did have that done a few years back i just have bad anxiety when it comes to my heart now
User :   it just always feels like its pounding but when i check my blood pressure its usually normal maybe its just in my head
Doctor :   Anxiety is one of the factor that can increase the heart rate.
Doctor :   if your reports are normal, that includes the holter monitoring,
Doctor :   then it is probably just anxiety.
User :   ok doc thank u so much
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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