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 factors are responsible for variation in heart rate and blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a good diet, exercise, normal BMI. I have been taking my blood pressure for a while, using a reliable device with all the correct procedures. My systolic pressure is a bit higher than it should be, ranging between 127 to 140 mm Hg when resting, while my diastolic is a bit lower tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I went through your query and can understand your concern. I also appreciate the detailed history you have described. I went through the BP (blood pressure) recordings that you have shared. Blood pressure and pulse rate are dynamic variables, and they are never the s...  Read Full »

What is the cause for having an increased heart rate during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 34 weeks pregnant. She has known tachycardia and had an unsuccessful ablation at 11 years old. Around six weeks ago, using pulse oximeter I have at home, I noticed her resting heart rate had dramatically increased. It went from an average of around 100 to around 130 and 140, so...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tachycardia, which she had, was mostly probably PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or other SVT (supraventricular tachycardia), which are usually episodic in nature. So, the reading which you had of 123 was probably not due to her old heart problem PSVT, but ...  Read Full »

Why are my PVC (premature ventricular contractions) getting worse?

Query: Hi doctor, There is an increase in PVCs over the past week. They happen in chunks of time for an hour or few times a day. There are no other symptoms, and it happens at rest, especially after I eat food and it goes away with movement. I bought the kardia device to catch an episode. I have attached ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are few extrasystoles, but not sure whether these are PAC (premature atrial contractions) or PVC (premature ventricular contractions) as complexes are small. A 12-lead ECG (electrocardiogram) is recommended. If you have frequent PVCs, then Holter will tell how ...  Read Full »

Before and after getting periods, my resting heart rate fluctuates. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,My resting heart rate seems to be high for a year. It happens before getting periods. I have my periods now and I still have bleeding on the fourth day with a bit of cramp lasting for five days. Is it normal? I feel a bit weak and get tired after getting period. I seem to be little anemic ...  Read Full »

Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The normal duration of a period is five to seven days and so you do not need to worry about it. The patterns of menstruation can change during years. For anemia, you need to do a hemogram to evaluate the accuracy of hemoglobin. I have gone through the attached report (a...  Read Full »

During morning, I have sudden rise in heart rate for the past few days. What can be done?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male with a weight of 113 kilograms and a height of six feet four inches. When I wake up in the morning and stand up, I have a sudden rise in heart rate up to 120 beats per minute. Sometimes it becomes high up to 140 beats per minute. I do not have a rise in heart rate...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is perfectly normal to have fluctuation in heart rate between the activities. Heart rate gets increased during the physical activity and it can become high up to 300 beats per minute and it depends on the type of activity you get engaged. You need to do a thyroid fun...  Read Full »

Why am I having fluctuations in my heart rate every day?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old female with a weight of 65 kilograms and a height of five feet four inches. I have done a holter test when I was 24 years old. The doctor told me that I have tachycardia and he gave me Diltiazem. I quitted it after taking it for some days. During sleeping, my resting he...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It seems that you have a conduction abnormality. Our heart has a network of fibers that helps to conduct impulses through the heart and so it pumps blood to the body. When there is an abnormality in conduction, the heart rate goes up or down o...  Read Full »

Can a person have a fluctuating heart rate without any concern?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old male. I do daily workouts. Recently, I have been finding that my heart rate seems to be fluctuating around a lot. It could be as low as 55 when sitting down, resting, and then when I get up and walk around, it could jump to as high as 100 (I use my apple watch to mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are basically having palpitations. They are mostly not harmful and can be caused and worsened by alcohol, stress, tobacco, etc. It is very normal for the heart rate to fluctuate. It can go as high as 350 bpm during exercise. It is perf...  Read Full »

Can Bisoprolol be used for high heart rate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am facing problem of high heart rate of around 100 beats per minute. I can also feel my beat even if I am at rest. My ECG, echo and TMT test are normal. My doctor prescribed Bisoprolol 2.5. Is that fine for me? Is there any serious problem? I am 26 years old. My BP is 130/80 mmHg.  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Heart rate from 60 to 100 beats per minute is normal. As you say your heart rate is around 100 beats per minutes it is not tachycardia, but it can best be termed as heart rate on higher side. Firstly, you have not mentioned your lifestyle, sleep cycle, smoking habits and...  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 »

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 »

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