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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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 »

Why is my heart rate high while exercising?

Query: Hi doctor, My heart rate is 90 to 100 while doing exercise. Should I reduce my exercise and take more rest? Or do I need to do exercise such as jogging every day?  Read Full »


Dr. Krutika Ingle Karandikar

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to inform you that your heart rate is completely normal. Also, when you exercise, it is a normal phenomenon that the heart rate raises. It is only after regular long sessions of exercising that the lower heart rate is seen, like in athletes or marath...  Read Full »

Could increased heart rate after exercise be benign?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband is 48 years old. He is in good physical shape and healthy, exercises regularly, and takes a healthy diet. During exercise, his heart rate gets to 200 bpm when at maximum exertion, which felt slightly high for his age. In mentioning this to his GP, she suggested a stress tes...  Read Full »


Dr. Ilir Sharka

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your husband's medical history and uploaded the test (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and would explain that his test is suspicious of potential ischemic cardiac disorder. In this regard, further clinical investig...  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 should one take beta blocker when blood pressure is already controlled?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 66 years old, has hypertension since past 25 years, is on Olmark A 40 and hypothyroidism since past six years and taking Thyronorm 50 mcg. Recently, diagnosed with atrial fibrillation with controlled rate. He is taking Acitrom 3 mg now, his blood pressure is 120/80 mm of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, his INR (international normalized ratio) is not in range. It should be between 2 to 3. So, his Acitrom (Acenocoumarol) dose should be increased to 3 and 4 mg on alternate days (3 mg on one and 4 mg on the next day) and get his INR checked after one week. INR...  Read Full »

I maintain 85% of MHR and is it safe to go beyond that?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old male. I have been overweight since I was young (5'11" and ~245 lbs), but I am really working to get in better shape. I have actually been exercising regularly (most days of the week 20-60 minutes, with an average of around 40) for several years now and definitely am ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The target heart rate range for vigorous exercise assuming 75 is your resting heart rate is 220-40 = 180, heart rate reserve is 180-75= 105, and the vigorous range is 70-85 percent of this added to your resting heart rate. My range is 145 - 165 approximately whi...  Read Full »

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 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 »

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