Normal Heart Rate After Aortic Valve Replacement

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Asked by Harold Justice

Normal Heart Rate After Aortic Valve Replacement

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Hi, and thank you for your question. First off, I would recommend speaking with your doctor about what your heart rate should be with your specific condition, but please find below general information on heart rate that might be helpful to you.

There are different formulae to estimate the expected peak heart rate for your age. As a general guideline some people use a heart rate of 220 minus your age (assuming that you are not on drugs which limit your heart rate response such as beta blocking drugs, if you are, ask your physician to give you a more appropriate target rate). When starting an exercise program, aim for a target of 50%. Your goal is to be able to stay in the 65 to 75% of maximum heart rate range for 30 minutes per day, 4 or 5 days per week. The following chart may be helpful. Age

Target HR Zone 50-75 %

Maximum Heart Rate 20 years

100-150 beats per minute

200 beats per minute 25 years

98-146 beats per minute

195 beats per minute 30 years

95-142 beats per minute

190 beats per minute 35 years

93-138 beats per minute

185 beats per minute 40 years

90-135 beats per minute

180 beats per minute 45 years

88-131 beats per minute

175 beats per minute 50 years

85-127 beats per minute

170 beats per minute 55 years

83-123 beats per minute

165 beats per minute 60 years

80-120 beats per minute

160 beats per minute 65 years

78-116 beats per minute

155 beats per minute 70 years

75-113 beats per minute

150 beats per minute

Answered by Allison Bush