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First, let's clarify what we mean by slow heartbeat. Doctors say someone has a slow heart rate ("bradycardia") when the pace is fewer than 60 beats...
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I can't give you a very good answer because I'm not sure what you're basing your analysis on. Did an OB-GYN or nurse-midwife tell you...
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There may be two reasons:  One reason would be that he is in great shape. Runners tend to have slower heart rates (50-60 bpm), so if he is a...
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It means as far as blood pressure and heart rate, you are in a normal range.  That's a good thing.  It means you don't have high...
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Yes, a heart rate of 50 and above is quite normal. Many young people who exercise regularly have a resting heart rate that is often in the fifties...
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Hi The problem here is, the harder you work the higher you heart rate will be, and as you slow down so will you heart, and this would go along with...
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Great question!Many people don't realize infants have a faster heart rate than adults. A lot of people think a baby's heart rate should be...
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The normal resting adult heart beats regularly at an average rate of 60-100 times per minute. How fast the heart beats (heart rate) is governed by...
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Your heartbeat is triggered by electrical impulses that travel down a special pathway through your heart:The impulse starts in a small bundle of...
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You’re right in that the 220 – age formula to calculate maximum heart rate is outdated and doesn’t hold much merit. This particular formula was...
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the top number is a little elevated. The normal is 120/80 or close to that. The top number could be higher due to activity, smoking, eating certain...
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I'm sorry to hear your son is going through this. Your best bet is to consult his pediatrician for an examination.A couple of things I'd like...
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SystolicThe top number, which is also the higher of the two numbers, measures the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats (when the heart...
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Well first of all, your pulse at 87 is just fine! Your systolic pressure of 123 is also excellent, but the diastolic (bottom number) concerns me a...
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A healthy resting heart rate is between 60 and 100 beats per minute for adults. But the upper end of that range may mean a greater chance of serious...