Heart rate monitor

What is Heart rate monitor?

A heart rate monitor is a personal monitoring device which allows one to measure his or her heart rate in real time or record the heart rate for later study.

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when can i return to running, lifting weights, cycling and walking after a pacemaker implantation?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Once the wound is completely healed

Detailed Answer:
Hello Sir

After going through the medical details provided by you I would like to tell you that normally arm and shoulder movement's are restricted upto a month after that slight overhead movements are permitted.

Once the...

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I have hooked a heart rate monitor to myself while in bed at complete rest i found out the following:
Heart rate at rest around 57 bpm while awake and not moving at all.
Heart rate at the moment i will get into deep sleep heart rate value is 53.

Awake and ambiant heart rate while normal sitting or standing between 60 and 100.

I am not symptomatic but i am NOT an athlete . I have a normal ecg and echo exam.
Why is it that i have such low heart rate values in the 50s at complete rest/ almost sleep. I am paranoid about it.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Perfectly NORMAL,no need to be paranoid...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through the results of the heart rate monitor and found your heart rate to be completely normal.

Please bare in mind that it is normal to have heart rate 57 bpm at rest and 53 in deep sleep; and it is also...

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Lately, I've been a bit concerned about my heart. About a year ago, I started getting dizzy & lightheaded very often, usually after I had been sitting for a while and got up or when I got down on my knees to pick something up and then got up. This also affects my vision, in that it gets blurry for a while and then returns to normal. If I try to walk during these "episodes", I walk like a drunk person.

Because of these episodes, I started monitoring my heart more closely with a home heart rate monitor. My blood pressure readings are constantly good, this mornings readings were 119 SYS, 73 DIA. It's the actual pulse rate that worries me. Every time I take my readings, my pulse is near 50, sometimes even below. Even when standing up, it rarely gets above 60. I guess I just might have a strong heart, but I'm not really in especially fit condition either. I'm 186cm & 90kg. I don't do any sports regularly, although I do go out for a walk / jog a few times a week when I get the chance.

My home heart rate monitor has a feature that is supposed to show heart arrhythmia. This signal shows up on the device nearly every time I take my readings. I had my sister take her readings with the device (multiple times) and she never got the same symbol. Is this something to worry about?

In addition to the dizziness, I also have shortness of breath / difficulty breathing sensations quite often (started a few years back already). I've always connected that to my reflux symptoms, but I'm not sure if that's the case or not. Also sometimes when I've been sleeping for a while, I wake up to a choking type of sensation where I feel like I can't breath and must gasp my breath for a while to get back to normal. This happens rarely and I'm not sure if it's connected to my heart or not. It has happened a few times when in bed and also in a car, when I was taking a nap lately.

I had a branch retinal vein occlusion a few years ago and they did scan my heart at that time when trying to find out what caused the clot to get to my retina. Supposedly the ultra came back clear at that time.

Should I see a specialist regarding my symptoms and if so, what tests would you recommend to get back on track with this? Thank you!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes,should go back and track with this immediately

Detailed Answer:
Hi Jlliikala,

I have through your query carefully and I think you should get back and track with all you experience. Your symptoms are suggestive for vasovagal presyncope and needs immediate evaluation by...

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In 2015 I experienced two episodes of tachycardia lasting several hours and was diagnosed with aFib. An EP did not believe the dx and felt I had SVT, which he ablated. Several months later, the tachycardia returned and I was properly diagnosed with aFib. While awaiting an ablation for this, I was found to also have aFlutter. Shortly thereafter, I had an ablation for the flutter and, shortly after that, had an ablation for the aFib. I was without arrhythmia for about 6 months before I again started having brief episodes. Typically, though not exclusively occurring while resting, my heart rate would elevate to about 150 bpm before eventually returning to normal. The longest such episode lasted about an hour (although my heart rate was still around 90 for several hours) while most lasted seconds to a few minutes. In my follow-up visits with my EP, he has been unconcerned about the episodes. After the last episode, I chose to resume my beta blocker but my EP said there is no reason to be on the beta blocker. Since resuming the beta blocker, I had no episodes for several weeks until yesterday. At the gym, engaging in an exercise that usually elevates my heart rate to about 100-115, it elevated to 150 bpm per my heart rate monitor. I then used the exercise machine's heart rate monitor to get a second reading and it read 140 bpm. I left the elliptical trainer and began lifting weights and my heart rate was bouncing between 70-95 bpm, often from second to second and unrelated to the intensity of the exercise. When it returned to about 70, I went back to the elliptical machine and while exercising at a very light pace, my heart rate shot up to 120 within less than one minute. For the next several hours, it bounced between 60-90 at rest. This morning, it is back in the low 60s and responded appropriately to exercise. While I trust my EP, I must admit I am more concerned than he is about these episodes. Could the aFib have returned? Would an event monitor be a good idea?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
See the description

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Firstly, the ablation procedure for atrial fibrillation are not always successful and recurrences are quite common. So nobody can say for sure that you'll not have any episodes. As far as rates during exercise are concerned, they do not...

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Im a 18 year old female and the last couple months my heart has been beating fast it does it when im sitting,standing, walking almost anytime I have trouble breathing and get dizzy I fainted one day and was taken to hospital they did a ecg but it was normal. My sister has wolf parkinson white sydrome and they said I could have it so they gave me a heart monitor im still waiting for the results. I just need some answers cause its taking over my life

doctor1 MD

Hi,
palpitation may be due many causes including anxiety, thyrotoxicosis and heart disorders, in your case it appears to be related to rythm disturbances in heart, so you need holter rythm monitoring to confirm diagnosis, if it is WPW syndrome radio ablation of accesory tract is best treatment....

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Hi, I am 35 and I am in pretty good health (I eat decently and exercise 3-4 times per week. I have not been exercising as regularly during the last 2 weeks (holiday break). I have been having missed heartbeats for a couple months and they seem to be getting worse. I also wake up with a racing heart and a shaky feeling. I have given up caffeine, wore a 48 hr heart rate monitor, and have seen my doctor a few times. I do not drink or do drugs. The only meds I take are a nasal spray for allergies. Any idea what's going on? I worry about it constantly which I'm sure makes it worse!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please let me know the name of the nasal spray.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. The first thing that I would like to assure you is that we can often get missed beats and that is not really a cause...

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Hi, I was at work, sitting down not doing much when I noticed my heart rate was up. I used a heart rate monitor on my phone (I trust the accuracy somewhat) and it never went above 99 bpm, but it stayed at 99 over an hour. What would cause this? I had a URL physical 4 months ago and have diagnosed with anxiety.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Following advice...

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

Although your HR is up (99 bpm) it's still within the normal range and as a such you shouldn't worry about.

Please keep in mind that if you worry this will increase your...

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I have been diagnosed with very frequent premature ventricular complex. I have had 4 ECG all borderline or abnormal with different automated messages:
1. probable anteroseptal infarct old
2. negative T wave anterior
3. minimal ST depression.

All the cardiologist that I have shown them just brushed it off and said there are no pathological Q,R,S,T waves and only abnormality is PVC. Otherwise they said ECG is normal.

I have also done a 24HR HOLTER and results of this are 11,787 PVC in 24 HRS (11% of total heart beat) and the PVC is isolated and monomorphic.

I have also done 2 echo cardiogram and these are also normal. Only ectopics are noted in the echo cardiogram.

I have also done 1 tread mill test and this is also normal except for some PVC. No ST deviation and test is negative for inducible ischemia.

Chest X Ray and abdominal ultrasound results are also normal.

I continue to have palpitations and dull chest pains only on the left side. I also have a very brief burning sensation in the upper back for a few seconds that comes and goes and does not appear muscular in nature. These chest pains have been on and off for the past 5 months.

Please advise if any further investigation should be done? Do you think a cardiac MRI will help identify any other reason not identifiable on 2D ECHO. Is this presentation likely to be coronary artery disease or any other issue. Why is every ECG that I have taken abnormal?

Please advise as I am worried that the PVC may be because of some underlying cardiac issues.

My profile -
34yrs old Male
Non smoker and very occasional alcohol
Height is - 175 cms
Weight is - 73 kgs (more body fat at 23% - BMI normal)
LDL - 135
HDL - 50
Total Cholesterol - 192
Triglycerides - 100
Homocysteine - Elevated at 21
HsCRP - Normal

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome on HCM!

I passed carefully through your medical history and uploaded medical reports and would like to explain that it is possible that your PVCs may be originating from RVOT (right ventricular outflow tract), but...

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Question 1) I just had 102.8 F fever today. I was fine till morning and then when I woke up I found myself sneezing and having a runny nose by after the fever came and it was 102.8 F when I checked at noon. I was so freaked out that I took 1 tablet of Sinarest LP hoping to lower the fever. The fever lowered to 101.5 f first and then its 100.00 F right now. I feel so desperate because my heart rate which was just fine till morning (Under 80)when I woke up ; it went up to 120 bpm and 125 in the afternoon and its almost the same now (just checked it to be 115) so I am really having worries. I never had a resting heart rate that went 86+ except when I used to do push ups (it wd go to 130 bpm). Can fever increase the heart rate?

Question 2) Now can I take etizola beta 0.25 with the tablet sinarest? Can it coz any trouble or interaction. I want to take etizola beta 0.25 just to calm my heart rate as it was the first drug prescribed to me when I first had anxiety 1 year ago. I never took more than 7 tablets of it in 9 months

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Tachycardia due to fever and/or sinarest

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for your query.
I'm Dr. Shuba Hariprasad and will be answering your query today.

I've gone through your query & understand your concerns.
I would first like to address your symptoms.
You seem to be coming...

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I feel like my regular doctor is not listening to me. I'm 37 female not on any medication except birth control
My issues are when I go hiking within the first 3-7 minutes I'm complete out of breath huffing and puffing. I'm not gasping for air but am breathing like I just ran 5 miles. I wear a heart rate monitor and when I start the hike I'm around 100-110 heart rate. After the first 3-7 minutes I'm already at 155. If I keep going it goes to around 170 very quickly that's when I start really feeling it and must stop for a few minutes then continue. I'm moving very slowly obese and elderly people are passing me with ease. Also during my hikes or walks. My fingers swell up to the point I can't bend them. I am very hydrated all I drink now is water ( I used to be addicted to soda) no tea no coffee no soda just water, sometimes light lemonade. Me and my husband did a mud run obstacle course race. I struggled big time he even had to carry me at one point because I couldn't get my heart rate down to feel I could continue. During that race I injured my shoulder. This injury has me out of the gym with weights so I'll I can do is cardio and I can't seem to get my stainimum up no matter what I do. I don't get out of breath when I lift weights but any movement that I used to do jumping or stepping up would cause heart rate to increase and breathlessness. I can only do 7 jumping jacks before I have to stop. After walking up 1 flight of stairs I can't speak until I regain my breath. All my dr hears is you hike you go to gym your health. I saw a different dr he recommended a stress test. I guess it was normal they never really discussed the results with me. But they did have me laying on the table for a long time after the test was over. I believe my heart rate never went back down to resting and for me resting is somewhere in the 90's they had me taking deep breaths but that keep raising my rate finally they said close enough your good. I just don't feel right I know what I feel is not normal and something must be wrong.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
See a cardiologist

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concerns.

You seem to be suffering from some form of heart disease. Please request your doctor to refer you to a cardiologist for opinion.

Meanwhile get blood sugar and thyroid levels tested.

Cardiologist will be able to...

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Recent questions on  Heart rate monitor

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I have been sick for so long with joint pain, swelling, neurogenic bladder and bowel(with a cecostomy tube). Over the last two years my hearing and vision has decreased, especially my eyes, to the point of zero peripheral vision which keeps me from driving. I have been told it is lupus , but the Meds. Make me sick. The newest symptom is when I lay down I have a tightness in chest and feels like I can t breathe deep. It feels like something is sitting on my chest, so I sleep in my recliner. The rapid heart rate and high BP has been a constant thing for years but now the heart rate is running so fast when I m at rest I can barely count it. The echo s have come back normal so far so I am getting down not knowing what is wrong, help?

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I have been diagnosed with very frequent premature ventricular complex. I have had 4 ECG all borderline or abnormal with different automated messages: 1. probable anteroseptal infarct old 2. negative T wave anterior 3. minimal ST depression . All...

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I have been diagnosed with very frequent premature ventricular complex. I have had 4 ECG all borderline or abnormal with different automated messages: 1. probable anteroseptal infarct old 2. negative T wave anterior 3. minimal ST depression . All...

doctor1 MD

I thought I was having anxiety attacks that always hit right before a bowel movement. ..I'd get hot or cold , spacey head feeling, increased awareness of heartbeat etc...but got a fit bit for my birthday with a heart rate monitor so ive been able...

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my son eats alot of fish...tuna, exercises hard each day, does alot of cardio...once had tighten of chest at gym...his ekg was adnormal...doc said maybe sinus bradycardia..now has to go trough 24 hour heart monitor and echo...never took a mercury poison test...should he do so. never had a problem with heart..only one time short breath pulse is 38-46...

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I was b12 defiecient and anemic and put on iron and weekly shots for b12 for a month then dropped to once a month! Been experecing low heart rate at doctors office 40 s did Ekg came back fine but low heart rate! Put me on heart monitor for two weeks now. Experencing shortness of breath, fatigue, etc! I only take vitamins, calcium, multi vit, iron x2, and the now monthly shot of b12. any suggestions? Is anything I m taking doing this?

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My blood pressure is excellent, but I woke up last night with a pulse rate of 111. my husband stated go to the ER. My EKG was good, the heart monitor was good, it went down to 87, 82, but I do have a thyroid problem, think that could be the problem. The doctor also stated I had a heart mummer?? that was new :( but can you help me. Then she stated they may be given me to much thyroid medication.

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