General Question

silky1's avatar

What is a normal heart rate?

Asked by silky1 (1510points) October 26th, 2010

I have been diagnosed with CHF and now my heart rate is too high what is the norm?

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

5 Answers

marinelife's avatar

“A resting heart rate for women is considered “normal” if it is between about 70–80 beats per minute.” Source

(Welcome to Fluther. I am guessing that you are a woman based on your User Name.)

meiosis's avatar

It entirely depends on the individual and their level of fitness. Mine is a low 44bpm. Winner of 5 Tour’s de France, Miguel Indurain, had a resting heart rate of 29bpm!

Seaofclouds's avatar

We were taught 60–100 for the normal resting heart rate (and according to this it still is accurate), but I believe the average is closer to 60–80 like @marinelife pointed out. People that are very athletic tend to have lower resting heart beats, as @meiosis pointed out.

Disc2021's avatar

Mine is quite low also (bradycardia), but I’m a run often as well as workout.

perspicacious's avatar

I’ve read that normal is anywhere between 60 and 100. 100 seems very fast to me, but mine is slow which comes along with the low BP I think.

Answer this question




to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther