Heart rate

What is Heart rate?

The heart rate is one of our vital signs - it is the number of times a minute that our heart contracts or beats. Normal heart rate: 70-80 per minute

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i am 21 weeks preganant. i have a scan last week which says that grade zero placentais seen in fundo -anteriorly.the lower end of placenta is approx 1.0 cm away from os marginally low lying.
single luve foetus . bpd -4.29cm fl-2.90
heart rate is 149bpm
liquor is adequate
os is closed
cervical lengthis 3.0cm
please guide me and suggest precautions in future for a normal delivery
Welcome to HCM

Your report is having normal study. It says:

The placenta is at its proper position with the mentioned size.

The fetus is live with mentioned size which is normal for 21 weeks and normal heart rate.

Liquor is also adequate which is a fluid present in the cavity to keep the fetus...
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Is it possible to hear your hearbeat outside of your body? Is it possible to hear your hearbeat outside of your body? My husband also heard it. We about to go to sleep when we started hearing a thump noise. It was coming from my chest. I was not in pain, nor dizzy. I did not feel any symptoms besides the feeling of every thump. I took my blood preassure and it was normal. My heart rate was 84. Everytime I changed positions or moved the noise would stop but as soon as I relaxed we would hear it again. I have a prolapse mistral valve (diagnosed as a child and now I am 45). Could it be related to that?
Thanks for nice query
Inlean & thin people with palpiation such a complaint is commonly seen
Hope I have answered your question well to your satisfaction. Wish you speedy complete recovery at the earliest.

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Hi, I m a 40 yr old female and have been on synthroid for 20 years. Recently I have been waking up in the middle of the night w/ racing heart rate about 120. Sometimes when I lay down, I feel like my heart is fluttering or something. Other than thyroid , I m pretty healthy. Not over weight and work out occasionally. I m not sure but I ve noticed that it is usually after I have had 2-3 glasses of wine earlier in the night. The fluttering is just when I lay down, doesn t happen when i drink. Does this sound like something I should worry about?
hi madam
you have got hypothyroidism on regular treatment
because of the symptoms what you have described ,maybe an overdosage of synthyoid
you have to check the tests -TSH and FT4
kindly reply with the test reports
thank you
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What should your heart rate be when moving around during the day? I know that at rest the normal heart rate is 60-100 bpm for adults. When resting, like right now as I sit at my computer, my heart rate is 72. But when you get up and move around , obviously your heart rate increases to some degree. Is it normal for heart rate to get up around 102-108 when moving around doing things throughout the day? Also, is it normal for your heart rate to increase when taking a hot shower?
welcome to healthcaremagic
at rest your pulse rate is 72 and that is normal
heart rate will increase with amount of works done and the exertion for it more the exertion more will be the heart rate
if you are having breathlessness etc with increased heart rate you need a clinical check up and...
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hi i am taking percocet 5/325. i take 2 pills twice a day in 6-8 hour intervals. ive been taking them for 2 weeks. today i have not taken any and my last dose was just 2 pills only yest at 7pm. only 2 pills were taken within 24 hours yest and today none were taken. i do not feel right i have breathing probloms dizziness chest discomfort and weak heart rate . am i having a withdrawl? should i take 2 pills today and start weining myself off of the medication throughout the week? what should i do?
Thanks for using health care magic for posting your query.
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
Percocet is a painkiller and it the oxycodone it has can cause withdrawal symptoms. Yes it is likely that you are having a withdrawal from...
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my daughter is 16yrs,was rushd 2 the hospital yesterday afternoon,because her heart rate was 286 beats per min. Its not doing that right now but she feels like shes gonna puke,shes alittle dizzy and has a headache,i just gave her gravol.She has some pain in her left forearm,feels like when its numb,so i think its tingly,& a pain also,should i worry, or could it just be because of yesterdays ordeal!They did a bunch of tests,gave her gravol through her intervenous,and shes getting a loop monitor on tomorrow.
The dizziness and vertigo,nausea and vomiting would all be secondary to the cardiac arrhythmia she is having.She probably has a very fast pulse which could be secondary to Atrial fibrillation or other tachyarhythmia.This will be diagnosed by the mobile ECG recording by the Holter monitor,once...
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I have a hollow empty feeling in my chest, in my sternum area. I also have mild to moderate discomfort and an occasional dull ache in the centre of my back, that radiates out to my shoulders. I feel slightly nauseous, and unwell. I also noticed my heart rate will increase for no apparent reason. My normal heart rate is between 70-80 bpm. It's been as high as 113 today. This has been going on for about 12 hours.
Dear Ma'm

Thanks for writing to us.

1. A pain which comes on exertion/running/ using stairs/emotional stress and relieves at rest can be anginal (heart related) pain. A pain not coming on exercise/running/carrying weights but increasing on pressing locally, which lasts for less than a minute is...
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Sort of a quick squeezing somewhere around left side of throat and lightheaded for a second.....a few weeks ago went to er for very heatrate... ekg was ok nut they had to inject me to get heart rate back to normal...they thought i may have had too much caffiene.....this feeling of the squeeze has occured a couple times since then
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

The description is not detailed enough.
It is suggestive of a disorder of heart rate / rhythm – possibly SVT (Supra Ventricular Tachycardia).

You should see a cardiologist and have further investigations – Holter monitor, ECHOcardiography, TMT (Treadmill...
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