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Sharp Increase in heart rate.

I'm a 20 year old male 6'3'' 220 lbs. I've noticed that my resting heart rate is about 60 when sitting or lying down, and my bp is about 120/80, but when I stand up my heart rate goes up to 94. My bp stays about 120/80. I sometimes get a sort of rushing very brief vertigo. This lasts less than 5 seconds though. Is this normal? Is this something to worry about? If so whats my next step? Schedule an echo-cardiogram?
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This morning I woke up with a bp 108/70 and 61 heart rate. Stood up for a minute or two took it again similar bp but heart rate of 105.
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Pulse rate and blood pressure are suppose to change. Your heart and circulatory system have a different work load between laying down and standing.  Does the vertigo feeling happen every time you stand up or is this something new?
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I did the same thing... BP changes minute to minute and if you worry about it the anxiety will play havoc with you...
To be sure, to to a Dr. get a clean bill and stop worrying...Godspeed...
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Well thing thing that worried me is the heart rate is increasing dramatically. I understand that my heart rate maybe higher when I'm standing, but I am increasing from the average resting heart rate for a healthy human being to almost double that just by standing.
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I'm not worried about bp my bp is healthy but my 40 odd bpm difference from standing still vs sitting down is whats worrying me.
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