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Is my heart best normal?
I'm 16& at night, my heat beat is 37.
- Led ZeppelinLv 68 years agoFavorite Answer
What is a normal resting heart rate (pulse rate)?
For a human aged 18 or more years, a normal resting heart rate can be anything between 60 and 100 beats per minute. Usually the healthier or fitter you are, the lower your rate. A competitive athlete may have a resting heart rate as low as 40 beats per minute.
Champion cyclist, Lance Armstrong has had a resting heart rate of about 32 beats per minute (bpm). Fellow cyclist Miguel Indurain once had a resting heart rate of 29 bpm.
According to the National Health Service, UK, the following are ideal normal pulse rates at rest, in bpm (beats per minute):
Newborn baby - 120 to 160
Baby aged from 1 to 12 months - 80 to 140
Baby/toddler aged from 1 to 2 years - 80 to 130
Toddler/young child aged 2 to 6 years - 75 to 120
Child aged 7 to 12 years - 75 to 110
Adult aged 18+ years - 60 to 100
Adult athlete - 40 to 60
(There is a considerable amount of overlap from 14 to 17 years of age, with younger and older ages, depending on which health authorities you use for data)
Checking your own heart rate:
The wrist (the radial artery) - place the palm of your hand facing upward. Place two fingers on the thumb side of your wrist gently, you will sense your pulse beating there. Either count them for up to one minute, or thirty seconds and then multiply by two. Counting for 15 seconds and then multiplying by four is less accurate. It is also possible to test the pulse by touching the other side of the wrist, where the ulnar artery is.
The neck (the carotid artery) - place the index and third fingers on the neck, next to your windpipe. When you feel your pulse, either count for the whole sixty seconds, or do it in a 30 or 15 second spell and multiply by two or four.
The human heart rate may also be measured at the following points:
The brachial artery - under the biceps or inside the elbow
Abdominal aorta - over the abdomen
Apex of the heart - by placing your hand or fingers on the chest
Basilar artery - at the side of the head, close to the ear
Dorsalis pedis - the middle of dorsum of the foot
Superficial temporal artery - the temple
The facial artery - the lateral edge of the mandible
The femoral artery - in the groin
The posterior tibial artery - behind the medial malleoulus of the feet
An electrocardiograph, also known as an ECG or EKG is a more accurate way of checking a patient's heartbeat. ECGs are commonly used in critical care medicine, and many other fields of medicine.
Sports shops sell heart-rate watches that communicate with a device you strap around your chest. The readings on your watch tell you what your heart rate is - some can even work out heart-rate averages over set periods, such as the whole of an exercise session.
Bear in mind that your heart rate can be influenced by several factors, such as:
Your level of physical activity at the time
How fit you are
The ambient temperature
The position of your body - standing, sitting, lying down, etc.
Your mental and/or emotional state - excitement, anger, fear, anxiety, and other factors can raise your heart beat
The size of your body
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- Eva DLv 48 years ago
How do you know it is 37 ? Could be you are not taking your pulse right. Have a doctor check you out 37 is too low but could be a mistake
- 8 years ago
no, the normal range being 60-100 /min and precisely speaking 72, your heart beat is quite low.your condition also referred to as bradycardia can be normal if you are involved in athletics.otherwise you must consult your physician.
- LibrarianLv 48 years ago
37 is low, but if you feel healthy and have no problems it is nothing to worry about.