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What is heart rate at rest ?

what is heart rate at rest? son just got taken by ambualnce he is 22 yrs old?
and he has hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy... his feet and some parts of his body are numb and he has been fainting and turning bluish, he himself called ambualnce when all of us were alseep.he has a difib implanted.. and had 2 open heart surgerys in last 5 years... he says it it as rest 17? docs told him
Sat, 12 Dec 2009
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I am a nurse and I work in the cardiac unit alot of the time. Normally the human heart beats between 60-80 times a minute. If the doctors said the number 17 perhaps they were referring to his respiration's. Which is the number of times you breath in a minute and if so 17 was a good number. Alittle uneven but not bad. So hopefully that's the number they were talking about. That should be between 16-20 times a minute. You and your son will be in my prayers.
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