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?

doctor1 MD

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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I have a new heart rate monitor. I am about 20 lbs overweight and have started spinning/biking class. I love it and feel great- my average heart rate is around 160 and the highest is usually around 180. HOWEVER, it has gotten up to 215 two times in the past 2 months. I am 39 and have good cholesterol levels. I also have a good heart- I have been to the emergency room twice in the past year for heart stuff- turns out I am allergic to Claritin D- but have had every heart test except for a stress test-I have TERRIBLE insurance and do not want to do unneeded tests but also don t want to have a heart attack.I have a new heart rate monitor. I am about 20 lbs overweight and have started spinning/biking class. I love it and feel great- my average heart rate is around 160 and the highest is usually around 180. HOWEVER, it has gotten up to 215 two times in the past 2 months. I am 39 and have good cholesterol levels. I also have a good heart- I have been to the emergency room twice in the past year for heart stuff- turns out I am allergic to Claritin D- but have had every heart test except for a stress test-I have TERRIBLE insurance and do not want to do unneeded tests but also don t want to have a heart attack. Oh I also have very low blood pressure and always have.

doctor1 MD

Hello...my wife is 36 years old, 5 6 , 125 lbs., fit and athletic...while jogging/running on our treadmill, her heartrate will jump from 175/180 BPM to 210/215 BPM for a short period of time (maybe a minute or so) without changing her output (i.e. running pace)...I m confident the heartrate monitor is correct because it works fine on me. The BPM when I m using the treadmill monitor are consistent with a different heartrate monotor I use on a street bike. In addition to her heartrate spikes, I personally think her jogging BPM rate is not consistent (too high) relative to output. Do you see any of this to be a problem?

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Hello. My normal heart rate is about 100 - 120 bpm. I had palpitations occasionally but I never went to see the doctor as I thought it was normal although they usually lasted from 5 to 10 minutes. Last year when I was 24 weeks pregnant, I had a heart palpitation (while I was resting) and my heart rate went up to 240 bpm. It was only after I got injected with adenosine (35mins later) did my heart rate went down to 120bpm. The doctors diagnosed me with an SVT. Due to that, I requested to deliver my baby through C-section. This year, I'm pregnant again and I still go for my scheduled appointments every few months with the cardiologist. Only now he does not think it sounds like I have SVT. This year I will deliver my baby normally but I'm still quite worried about my heart. My question is, if I don't have SVT, what kind of heart condition do I have? I still have palpitations sometimes, my heart rate is never below 100bpm, I always feel fatigued and chest pain and short of breath. Thank you.

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My daughter has been fighting a cold. I thought she was over it then she woke up with a headache (which is unusual for her) on Saturday. She eventually took a nap and felt better when she woke up. She felt great all day on Halloween. She woke up yesterday with a fever which increased during the morning. It reached 103.1 but then decreased. I did not give her fever reducers. By the time we got to the doctor at 12:45, she was fine. She was only running 100 degrees and being her usual silly self. The doctor said to bring her back if she still had a fever in a few days and to send her to school today. The school sent her home with 102 degrees. She was hot, but seemed fine until about 20 minutes ago. Now she sounds very uncomfortable. She is saying that her heart hurts when she breathes. I can not hear anything in her lungs with my stethoscope, but I noticed that her heart rate is elevated - it seems to be about 140 BPM. She is 6 years old.

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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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