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Q: what should a 60 yr. old womans pulse be?

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MonicaRD, Health Pro
12/27/09 6:51pm

Hi Self,


Here is a great link that discusses normal pulse or heart rate.


Normal Heart rate


Best of luck,

Monica M. Skidmore, MS, RD, LDN

me being me, Community Member
1/ 7/10 2:25pm

A normal pulse rate is 60-100.  If one is taking a medicine that affects the rate it may be a little faster or slower depending upon the medicine.  Of course, it would rise with exercise and should fall back to normal within a reasonable length of time.  The average 60-year old woman is not an exercise addict...but when a person is in excellent shape, the heart does not have to pump as hard or as fast to deliver the same amount of blood out to the body.  So, in this case the heart rate would be slower, and that is great.   However the physician should take all of this into consideration when evaluating the particular 60-year old woman's normal pulse. 

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By self, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/27/10, First Published: 12/27/09