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Had mitral valve replacement, resting heart rate is 80 irrespective of BP. Suggestions?

I have a question about my resting bp has changed when I monitered it at home but is generally low like 114/68-119-70 but my pulse or heart remains unchanged at 80 bpm regardless of if the pressure is a little high or low. This is different for me since my rhr has been steadily in the range of 69-78 over the last several month. I also have taken care to stay hydrated but my hr remains at 80. I am 62 yrs old and had a mitral valve replacement in June.
Asked On : Sat, 27 Oct 2012
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Hi , thanks for using healtcare magic

The normal range for the heart rate is 60 to 100 beats per minute. Any value within this range is considered normal.
In general the heart rate will vary slightly and will not be exactly the same each and every time.
The fact that it is remaining static may be related to the assessment method ( if it is accurate). There are also some conditons that may influence the heart rate- diseases affecting the autonomic nervous system.

You may want to try a different way of assessing the rate, or use a different person to count it.

I hope this helps
Answered: Sat, 27 Oct 2012
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