Heart Rate

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Heart rate is the number of times the heart beats per minute (bpm). It is an important measure of cardiovascular health and fitness, as it reflects the efficiency of the heart’s pumping function. A normal heart rate for adults is typically between 60 and 100 bpm but can vary based on factors such as age, fitness level, and overall health. Measuring heart rate is often done by feeling the pulse at the wrist or neck, or by using a heart rate monitor device.

Heart Rate

What is a fast pulse rate?

When your heart rate exceeds 100 beats per minute while you’re at rest, it’s considered fast.

A rapid heart rate, medically termed tachycardia, can be associated with various health conditions. It’s normal for your heart rate to rise during exercise or when your body is combatting an infection.

If you’ve experienced a sudden spike in your heart rate and are feeling dizzy, faint, or experiencing palpitations (sensing your heartbeat or feeling irregular or forceful heartbeats), it’s advisable to consult your general practitioner.

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