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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What is a normal resting heart rate ?

what to do if a normal resting heart rate for someone my age is 40-80 but mine is 120?
we decided to find our resting heart rate in one of my classes today and mine was 120!! is it really that bad?? i was totally chillin no caffine and i wasnt nervous but i also have a heart murmer could that play a role?? alright here i re took the test after i took a short nap it was 126 this time and it felt like my heart skipped a beat
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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Were you nervous? Had you been exercising beforehand? Had you had any caffeine? If the answer to these is no, then you should probably go and see a doctor. I had the same problem when I was 19 and it ended up being vitamin B12 deficiency! edit: Yes, a heart murmur can play a role. I had one too, but it has since gone away.
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