Heart Rate

The speed at which your heart beats in a minute is known as heart rate. The heart rate is calculated by counting the number of heartbeats per minute, which is almost equal to the pulse measured at any peripheral point. For adults, the average resting heart rate should be between 60 to 100 beats per minute.

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What does my ECG reports show?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached my two ECG reports here. Are they normal? They were taken consecutively, 1 minute apart, the one with 106 heart rate was taken first and the second one with 93 heart rate was taken later). I see some broad peak in the second one. I am not sure if it is an error or somethi...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may rest assured as I have carefully reviewed your health query, including both the attachments with different heart rates (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The peak you are most concerned about is a simply nothing. It is an artifact and is a recording...  Read Full »

Can anxiolytic cause decreased heart rate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 49-year-old male. 100 kg. 180 cm. I exercise Cardio regularly however carry a little extra weight. I suffer from anxiety and are presently on inderal lyrica and Prozac. Over the past 2 weeks I have noticed my resting heart rate on my smart watch is about 48 bpm. Traditionally i...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns, do not worry you will be fine. The Inderal you are taking is what is reducing your heart rate. A 48 bpm to 58 bpm is not bad so long you are not experiencing symptoms like fainting or shortness you are fine. I advise you to countinue to m...  Read Full »

What causes rapid heart rate before bowel movement?

Query: Hi doctor,My heart rate goes up to 150 prior to bowel movements. This happens especially when I have an upset stomach. Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Heart rate generally has no relation to bowel movements, but it may increase due to anxiety. Upset stomach can cause stress in body, leading to a rapid heartbeat. The maximum limit to which heart rate can increase is 220 for your age. If resting heart rate is below 100 p...  Read Full »

Why is there a change in heart rate in the initial days of gymming?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 400 lbs, 35-year-old male who did not do exercise but I just started going to the gym since past week. The first three days my maximum HR was 150 on the treadmill and I felt fine and I would do 40 minutes on it and today I only did 30 minutes because I started to feel a little ...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is normal for the heart rate to go as high 300 bpm. You are exercising the wrong way for someone with your weight. You have to start exercising by taking a five-minute walk on the treadmill before gradually increasing the pace to a speed...  Read Full »

Why does my heart pounds when I stand up?

Query: Hi doctor,  I am a 26 year old healthy male. My height is 178 cm and weight is 73 kg. I do exercise regularly and I am healthy too. I have recently visited a cardiologist and done a cycloergometric test (Bruce stage 4 protocol). During the test my blood pressure remained normal but my heart rate ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have worked through your query and understand your health issues. I assure you not to worry as you have consulted the appropriate expert physician who will take care all of your medical concerns. Your body mass index looks normal for this age. Thanks for attaching ...  Read Full »

My heart rate is more. Will I get a heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor,My age is 29 years, and married. Since two months every minute, I am feeling that I am going to get a heart attack. My mind is always running that next minute I am getting heart attack like that. I contacted two cardiologists, both examined the ECG and told that heart rate is more (112 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arooj Najmussaqib

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Feelings and symptoms like palpitations, getting a heart attack, difficulty in breathing, digestive concerns, and sleep problems can be a part of heart-related issues or anxiety. Since you have consulted with a physician and done all tests, its much clearer that its ...  Read Full »

Is there any relation between excessive sleepiness and cardiac insufficiency?

Query: Hi doctor, I am wondering about the connection seen between my excessive fatigue or sleeping issue with cardiac insufficiency. I have excessive sleepiness due to mild sleep apnea. But I have a strange disconnect regarding exertion. Even, a slight anaerobic activity reduces my breath and it takes ti...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, daytime sleepiness occurs due to sleep apnea. If it is present in its severe obstructive form, it can cause a host of cardiac diseases like atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, and heart failure. The exercise intolerance initially develops the consequence ...  Read Full »

My BP and heart rate values are fluctuating even after having medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, For three years, I have been taking 12.5 mg of Atenolol and 80 mg of Diovan to control blood pressure. Readings over the years have been good and average. 120/60 was the blood pressure 55 to 60 was the pulse rate. I have a good blood pressure monitor, and I take readings three to four...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. So the problem you mentioned are two 1. High blood pressure and 2. Heart rate 1. For BP, continue Diovan (Valsartan) 80 mg. Regarding Atenolol, it does not has many effects on BP, but has an effect of lowering heart rate. If your BP remains elevated, you may increase t...  Read Full »

If any abnormality is found on Holter monitor, what treatment can be suggested by a doctor?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has been on Holter heart monitor for the last 24 hours. If any abnormalities found on this, then what treatment can be suggested by doctors?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Holter monitoring is done to identify rhythm problems, to diagnose the type of arrhythmia, and its relation to daily activities, to detect heart blocks and to monitor treatment. Now depending upon sign and symptoms and rhythm identified, the trea...  Read Full »

Why is there increased heart beat in a hypothyroid patient?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife sometimes has a high heart beat more than 200 times in a minute. Gone through ECG and Holter test, but could not find why it is happening. She is 40 and hypothyroid patient and taking Thyroxine 50 mg. Please suggest any treatment for that.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please show me ECG and Holter so that I may diagnose what is rhythm, and prescribe management plan. She is taking Thyroxine which may also cause sometimes fast heart rate. Do thyroid profile, if not done recently, and send me results. Finally, try to reduce weight. O...  Read Full »

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