I am returning to exercise after a 5-month break due to suspected viral myocarditis. My heart rate, one hour after exercise termination, is around 12 to 15 beats above resting rate. Is this ok?
Congratulations on returning to exercise. I can't comment on your specifics, since I don't know your resting heart rate and its relation to your blood pressure, and so forth. Generally, if your resting heartrate is not greater than 100 bpm, and you feel well, a post-exercise heart rate 12-15 beats per minute greater than your resting heartrate is probably within normal limits. I would keep a heart rate and blood pressure journal and share it with your doctor. This will be important for managing any medications you're taking and for making exercise recommendations.
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