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

Questions and answers on "Heart rate"

Everynight around 9-10pm my heart rate drops about 10bpm. Is this bc of melatonin?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes it would be part of your circadian rhythm

Detailed Answer:
You are possibly right. Generally heart rate drop in the night by 10-20 but that usually occurs after 1-2hrs of sleeping. Even other time when you relax without being too much bothered about anything else also, heart...

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my wife is not sure if she took 1 or 2 atenolol 100mg would 2 be dangerous

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Monitor heart rate for a day

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

You should monitor her heart rate for a day, if she took a double dose there are chances to develop low pulse. Call the emergency if her heart rate is below 48 bpm .
If her heart rate is above 50, nothing to worry.

Take...

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I have a resting heart rate in the low 50s and sometimes in the high 40s. Never goes over low 60s. Feel tired a lot. Seems especially low in the AM. I am on beta blockers. I am 79 years old and pretty active. Should I be concerned?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Reduce betablocker first...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through your medical history and understood your concerns.

As your heart rate is as low as 50s, I advise to reduce the dosage of betablocker. If heart rate will keep staying as this low, then, should run further cardiac...

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Do viagra or cialis lower heart rate ?

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Brief Answer:
No.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

As both have an impact to NO metabolism, it may cause some temporary blood pressure drop. Blood pressure drop causes increased heart rate as a reflex action. But this usually is a mild blood pressure drop and remains...

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My morning heart rate is around 70bpm, but from 330-8 it shoots up over 90bpm..Any explanation as to why?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Physiological variation in heart rate

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic,

The variation in the heart rate is completely normal.

The heart rate you are measuring in the morning is called resting heart rate. Resting heart rate is in normal healthy adults is...

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I am red faced on this but will masturbating raise your heart beat?

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Brief Answer:
Yes, it would

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on Health care magic.

Yes, masturbating will raise your heart rate for the time being.

Regards

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Is a heart rate of 100 okay with a pacemaker?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Slightly elevated heart rate

Detailed Answer:
Dear Mrs,

Heart rate of 100bpm is slightly elevated.
Pacemaker usually works when there is slow heart rate, so it does nothing in elevated rates.
I would advise you to see your doctor and perform an ECG to find out the cause and receive...

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does being tired cause your heart rate to go low high 50s low 60s

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Tiredness can alter heart rate

Detailed Answer:
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Welcome to Healthcare-Magic
Greetings of the day

Dear Ms

The heart rate is related to multiple factors . Every individual has a baseline heart rate ( heart rate which is measured at rest without any mental or physical stress ). Any...

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My heart rate has been low lately and i get light headed and slight dizzieness. My last blood pressure was 138-81-47 i am 64 old male.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
is 47 your heart rate?

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks so much for contacting us at healthcare magic.

A low heart rate and being on beta blockers such as Atenolol is concerning. If your heart rate is 47, I will suggest that you stop atenolol and report to your doctor. This might...

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Hello Doctor, I would like to abort my pregnency of 6weeks old. When i consulted doctor they have suggested 2 methods. one is with medicines & other is DNC. Please suggest which is safe & secure method.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Both are safe,dont worry

Detailed Answer:
hello,do sonography and check if foetal heart rate present.by 6 weeks heart rate comes.you can go for d n c if foetal heart rate present.if foetal heart rate has not come yet,you can go for medicines.thanks.hope this helps.you can ask if any...

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Recent questions on  Heart rate

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Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here... HI, I m 29 years of Age, weighing 75 Kgs and 5 4 height. Recently i started to work out at a fitness centre. My heart rate during work outs has been going higher to 187. A message had appeared on the machine saying, your heart beat rate is higher . Please slow down. Is this normal. MJ

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Hello I'm 26 years old I was in the ICU a few months back with high blood pressure the I have no insurance and can not afford the meds I was prescribed. I've been having what feels like my heart is falling out of my chest it happened about 30 mins ago I'm fine now did my heart rate its about 90 BPM thats about where it stays. Am I dying?

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What Dr. in Lubbock can we have and Echocadiagram done in the office? I have a 75 year old male with heart failure that the pulse ox machine says his heart rate is between 30 and 65 beats. The cardiologist says that his heart is beating 114 beats a min. It is just that the first beat is hard and the other 2-5 are a slight beat. Enough to pick up on the 12 lead but not enough to pick up in a pulse. His feet are swelling and when we elevatethem the swelling goes down after 48 hrs but his lungs fill. When his feet swell they up his Lasix to 60 mg but it does not work for 4-5 days. Then run run run. Where can we have an echo done in Clovis, NM or Lubbock Texas?

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Hi I accidentally took 3 Alavert in the span of 18hrs instead of 1 every 24hrs. I have the fast heart rate and dry mouth, but I ve been drinking lots of fluids to flush it out and I puked. Should I still go to the hospital? My fast heart rate has slightly gone down.

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My husband had precancerous spot s removed 2 days ago since then he is experiencing chills and low blood pressure along with sweats visited Dr the emergency room that day but was cleared to go home Right now he is chilled again and very nervous

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I have been told I have sinus bradycardia and am having symptoms of light headedness, fatigue , confusion, heart palpitations, pulse between 40 and 50 for 5 days. Should I go see my doctor or jusr see if it passes. Why would it get worse as I have...

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Hello doctor, I had few conversation with you during last two months.I am in the UK and currently at 35 weeks pregnant. History: two miscarriages, one ectopic and this successful pregnancy is with IVF. I had asked you about B12 deficiency, BPD/AC...

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