My husband had a heart attack in April. His heart rate is high, sometimes 120 just sitting, and his cardiologist put him on metoprolol (Toprol is the name brand)to help with that. His jumped around alot also. So hang in there.
Edited by: CYNDILP at: 5/3/2009 (18:48)
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This is what it usually runs but at times it has been running high like 157/104 pulse 91 then it is like 170/110 pulse 90 so it cannot make up its mind what it wants to be its kinda funny I aint doing anything to make high like this..I eat no salt in my food so I stay away from foods like pickles ham stuff like that so I haven't a clue so all I can do is take my meds for my B/P ttyl...
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You should contact your doctor. Low potassium can cause a rapid pulse rate. If you start feeling bad, you should probably go to the ER and get some IV potassium.
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A normal pulse rate can be from 60 to 100 beats per minute. Women generally have a faster pulse rate than men. Exercise and stress can raise it, but people who exercise regularly generally have a lower pulse rate. My pulse rate tends to stay kind of high, my oldest daughter's also. She saw a cardiologist nearly a year ago for a suspected heart murmur (not there, thank God), and he really fussed at her over hers, and tried to get her to take 100mg of beta blocker a day She wouldnt. Frankly, I told her I wouldnt either..heck, I have HBP and when doc tried to get me to try a beta blocker, it was only going to be 20mg or so. ANYhow..call your doc, speak to the nurse, see what they have to say.
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