Heart Disease Community
heart rate of 102,while resting, dangerous?
About This Community:

A community of people with Heart Disease to guide and support your heart-health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, nutrition, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

heart rate of 102,while resting, dangerous?

is a heart beat of 102 per min. high, if resting?
Related Discussions
14 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
976897_tn?1379171202
Well, it would be worth having a few tests first to ensure there are no underlying causes, such as over active thyroid. An ECG would be a good test too.
Just for interest....
Newborn infants have heart rate 100-160
Children aged 1-10   70-120
Children over 10 and adults 60-100
Trained athletes 40-60

There are always exceptions to any general rule, so it could just be that your normal resting rate is that high. Things like caffeine will obviously raise it, but I'm sure you've thought of diet.
102 is not dangerous, I have a friend who has a resting heart rate of 104, and Cardiologists have run all the tests under the sun but can find no cause. He is healthy and fit, so they aren't worried.
Are you on any kind of medication?
Blank
367994_tn?1304957193
A resting heart rate above 100  sustained for long intervals and increased frequency  indicates the heart is over compensating for some system deficiency. If the underlying cause is not effectively treated, the result can be hypercardiomyopathy (enlarged heart) over a period of time.  

A good exercise regimen has benefical effect of increasing the heart's size and reducing the resting heart rate.  But a pathological increase of heart rate increases the heart size detrimently over a period of time...different effect on heart cells than an athlete's heart cells.

As stated an occassional faster than normal HR may be just compensatory for ocassional  stressful situations, etc. and even that should be treated if HR is sustained and/or frequent...high blood pressure and can also represent over-compensation.

Are you taking medication? Has your doctor expressed an opinion for the high resting rate? Do you have good exercise tolerance? ...Asthma, anemia, hyperthyroidism?

Thank you for your question and sharing your experience.  If you have any followup questions, you are welcome to respond. Take care.

Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Not to worry about   try laughter therapy    my hr came down to range of 60-65 within 1 month from 110   pls try this take stop watch  go to spme place where u r alone        now laugh loudly for  no reason   just laugh for 5 full minutes     u will feel like u have done some aerobic exercise for half an hour             do this laughter exercise(5 min each) 4 to 5 times per day     after a month or so heart will catch its natural rytheme
Blank
367994_tn?1304957193
I'd rather have a high heart rate than go through what is suggested.
Blank
1425157_tn?1311655279
could be anxiety   but you should have the standard tests to be certain request ecg  holter monitor for 24 hours and full blood work up
Blank
367994_tn?1304957193
QUOTE: "Not to worry about   try laughter therapy...."

>>>>If there is any validity to the exercise it could be that system in question has a hypoxia condition (low oxygen level in heart cells) and the exercise is able to increase the oxygen level within the heart cells!?
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
thanks for making the statement that having 104 as basal pulse rate is normal...my  basal is 104 and i m fit  n fine...besides my BP is also normal....!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417_tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
5851092_tn?1404137064
Blank
hefner33 uploaded a new photo
3 hrs ago
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Conjugated linoleic acid-induced to...
10 hrs ago by gymdandee
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Remedies for Arthritis Pain
13 hrs ago by gymdandee
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417_tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway