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Dear Doctor,
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?
Thanks.
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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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Thanks doctor very much for the immediate response. My resting heart rate is around 65, and my heart rate now, 3 hours after exercise, is 72.
Thanks once more and regards.
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