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Monday, March 23, 2009 Robert Rubendall, Community Member, asks

Q: Is a resting heart rate of 104-106 a cause for concern?

I have recently had a heart cath and arteries were clean. I have been put on metoprolol succinate to slow down my heart rate. My blood pressure is 116/72, cholesterol 167. A stress test (heart rate went to 230 in 5 min) and echo showed a weak heart and irregular rhythm. I generally feel pretty losy. I am wondering if it is safe to start walking?

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
3/23/09 12:47pm

Hi Robert,

It is normal for an adult resting heart rate to be between 60-100 beats per minute. Typically, the more fit you are the lower your heart rate, so it is important that you begin an exercise routine. However, you'll need to consult your physician to determine when it's safe for you to start walking.

All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
Be Heart Healthy and Lose Weight

Tigger, Community Member
12/ 3/10 5:04am

my heart beat is on 106ish average. last 3 days ive been very dizzy and my eyes can focus. went to docs and he said that my temp is right and my blood pressure is fine. im not unfit and im only slightly over weight acording to wii fit. and reason for this? 

Irv Millin, Community Member
3/27/09 10:58am

Had open heart surgery about 20 years ago. My heart rate is 116. Should I be concerned ?

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By Robert Rubendall, Community Member— Last Modified: 02/02/11, First Published: 03/23/09