Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
heart rate and b/p in a 10 yr old
my nephew wore a heart monitor for 24 hours last week one cardiologist was upset at the result another said they were fine, his heart rate was at times 170 and tachy while at rest was 40 his b/p was 98/56,today at md app. was 88/42 we just are not sure if maybe a pediatric cardiologist needs to evaluate instead of an adult cardiologist which is all that has seen him. what is your opinion thanks

                                                   shell 925


This discussion is related to Normal heart rate in a child.
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
306245 tn?1244388567
A normal Hr in a Healthy 10 year old male should be about (resting like in a chair) about 70-110 sleeping should be about 60-100 and playing can go up to 180. That doesn't mean to say something is wrong if you have  a little difference.  as for his BP about 102/62

I have a 4 year old son who has a significant cardiac history  his HR goes can go over 200 while just sitting and there has been times where his Hr has gone as low as 47 and he has passed out. now a 4 yr old and 10 year for HR fall in the same beats.  Chris has had a cardiac cath and a electrophysiology study done by a pediatric doctor. they say it can be normal to have a low HR like in the 40's (without symptoms like passing out, that is not okay) and it can go as high as 200 and be normal. due to the fact he could be watching TV and something scares him and makes him jump.

In my opinion, I would seek a pediatric cardiologist.  I am not convinced that a HR while sitting there can go that high. they have his holter monitor showing his highest level at 178 and they said he was very tachy but he is okay.  I am sure that the cardiologist will run an echo on him.  
I hope nothing is wrong with your nephew. good luck, oh by the way Chris was suppose to get a pacemaker in june, but now it is a wait and see. I am not convinced that there isn't something wrong.
good luck
Michelle
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Maybe a pediatric cardiologist would put your mind at ease or at least give you an indication of what is normal. Unfortunately a lot of adult cardiologists have no experience with children. I'd make an appointment with one. BP sounds okay to me, but I'm no doctor!  Mine is 90/40 when I'm at rest in bed, but I take BP meds
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1480750569
Blank
Netherlands
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
AnnieBrooke commented on Green Tea and Green T...
33 mins ago
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee commented on Green Tea and Green T...
3 hrs ago
Avatar universal
Blank
Reggaeprinces commented on The Turbinates: What ...
8 hrs ago
Heart Disease Community Resources