Thanks everyone. I posted this question on another team and learned that others who have much lower heart rates than mine, have had a reading like that. Some said that if your monitor is too lose. My high rate is in the 160's. My work mate has taka cardia (sp?) and had heart surgery, even when her lips were blue and her heart was pounding in her ears it was only up into the 180's. So pretty certain it was just an off reading. I have had in the past periods when my heart races and I actually hear it and don't feel well, but that was not the case that day. I do take a beta blocker. But my bp has been so much better the past couple months from my work outs and watching what I eat. When I was first put on med, when I was 30, I am now 39, it was avg 197/119. I see see my doc next month, so I will show him my read outs on my HR.
Thanks for all the info!
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Fitness Minutes: (70,790) Posts: 3,827 8/22/09 6:22 P
Why do you think it is an unreliable reading? How did you feel? I can usually tell when mine goes up both because I can feel the beats and also because I don't feel so great. And, has your doc cleared you for that particular form of exercise?
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Wow, that IS a high heart rate! Is your doctor aware it gets that high? Is he/she comfortable with your usual range? Because that is pretty high too, unless you meant it is your exercise range. What medication are you on? Beta blockers can help w/high heart rate.
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Yesturday my high heart rate doing Kenpo cardio was 202!!!! My high is usually in the 160's. I do have slightly hi b.p. and use a mild medication for it. Anyone ever have a "false" heart monitor reading?
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