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If My Pulse Is 42 Bpm Is That Too Low

Low heart rate?

This will help you out:
Bradyarrhythmia (Slow Heart Rate)

Arrhythmia is a medical term that refers to a heart rate that is outside the normal range. (Normal is 60 to 100 beats per minute.) An arrhythmia that is too slow is called a bradyarrhythmia or bradycardia.

Bradycardia means that the heart is beating too slowly (usually less than 60 beats per minute). It is important to realize that for some people with healthy hearts, a rate below 60 beats per minute may be normal. After all, our heart rates may dip below normal range when we sleep, and some athletes experience heart rates below 60 beats per minute when they rest.

The two most common causes of bradycardia are diseases of the sinoatrial (SA) node (sick sinus syndrome), which is the heart's natural pacemaker or other problems with the heart's electrical conduction system (heart block). These diseases can cause the heart to beat too slowly all the time or occasionally. In either case, the heart may not pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. As the heart rate declines, there is not sufficient blood flow to the brain, causing feelings of light-headedness, and sometimes, fainting.
If you have any of the above symptoms, contact your doctor.
This will be beneficial for you in the long run.

Is a blood pressure of 112/72 normal or too low?

Consider yourself lucky - your blood pressure falls in the optimal range. In the past 120/80 was said to be normal, but guidelines have changed. Now an optimal blood pressure is < 120/80 - With today's lifestyles it is rare. Even starting at 120/80 you increase your risks - Of course they are not as dramatic as 140/90 and above. 130 and higher would be pre-hypertensive. 112/72 is NOT considered low, and should not have anything to do with your symptoms - I would recommend you consult your doctor about your headaches and feeling cold, but they are not related to your BP, not at those levels. Keep in mind blood pressure guidelines change if you are diabetic or have high cholesterol, the lower the better - you want to keep it below 120/80, it can be as low as 100/60 and you would still be fine, and for some 90/50...although persistently low below 100/60 I would check with your doctor to be safe. Some people have chronic headaches and it is not related to BP, and it usually is not a problem - in your case if you have persistent headaches, are feeling cold or get dizzy or you get any unusual symptoms don't delay and see your doctor, there are many other factors that can contribute to that.

I hope this helps.

Is it normal to have a resting heart rate of 30 bpm?

Most commentaries from medical people have addressed question.At 68 I have practiced HIT (High intensity training) before they named it.Resting heart rate goes to 37 if do mostly stationery biking non impact and 40–42 if I do only impact exercise.This has saved my life after becoming overweight from heavy weight lifting developing high blood pressure 160/110 in my late 20s.I always recommend stationery bike for quickest way to fitness, safety,no injuries and cheaper than gyms.

Can a horse run until his heart explodes?

Horses, like humans, can experience many adverse effects of exercising too long and/or too hard without proper conditioning. Also similar to humans, horses have positive adaptations to exercise that will increase their performance over time.

To avoid any risk to this tragedy..the first thing you need to do is evaluate the current condition of your horse. Heart rate (pulse) is the best individual guide to condition response and status. Recovery heart rate is a universal means to assess fitness. It is important to monitor your horses resting heart rate as well. Most horses will have a resting heart rate less than 42 beats per minute (bpm). Similar to humans, horses in a high level of fitness will have a lower resting heart rate, maybe even as low as 26 bpm. While doing moderate work, a horse's pulse ranges from 75 to 105 bpm; however, it may increase to over 200 bpm during heavy work. The horse's heart rate should recover to below 60 bpm within ten to fifteen minutes of rest. Horses in poor condition recover in 30 to 45 minutes. If, after ten to fifteen minutes, your horse's pulse recovers to between 44 and 52 bpm, the horse can tolerate an increase in exercise. However, if your horse's pulse is greater than 72 bpm after the recovery period, then your horse was worked too hard.

One should also be aware of how the horse's resting pulse rate corresponds to its respiratory rate. A horse's normal resting respiratory rate ranges between 8 and 16 breaths per minute. The heart rate:respiratory rate ratio should be 3:1 or 2:1. If the heart rate:respiratory rate is 1:1 the horse is in a stressed condition and should stop exercising immediately.

Once you have determined your horse's normal resting heart rate, you can then start your conditioning program early. Remember that approximately one month is required to achieve significant aerobic and cardiovascular improvements.


Is my heart rate slow, if its 43 beats per mintue?

I go for a jog for 30 minutes in the morning. i do stretches in the morning for 20 minutes.. i walk to my bus stop every morning that is about 15 minutes. I run home from my bus stop thats about 30 minutes. Then i go for an 1 hour run.Then i do 1 hour of stretches. then go for a nice slow walk to relax myself

Do you think there is something wrong with me?
Or do you just think its because i do fair bit of exercise.

Skipped beats and resting heart rate of 55 bpm?

I've read conflicting information on this and am curious about if it's normal or not. I'm 25 years old. I'm not athletic at all. My exercise each day is nothing more than carrying my infant while I do laundry, etc.

My heart has recently been beating in an irregular pattern, skipping about every 2-3 beats. My resting heart rate is about 55 bpm. I've heard that under 60 is bad, but I've also read that 55-57 is super healthy for my age. Should I be worried, or proud of my great heart health?