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heart rate increase when standing

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my heart rate laying down is about 60 to 70, when really relaxed can be below 60. when I am upright or stiing my rate is faster like 70's 80;s, it is always flucuating all around, is that normal too? when I stand and do normal things my rate goes above 100 up to 120 by just walking around or cleaning or doing normal daily stuff. I do worry alot, and wondering if anxeity is causeing this or something else. I was told i have psvt and had an ablation a few years back. Mabe I am just noticeing it more, but what is normal heart range for daily normal things? any one else like this? im n my mid 20's and was told in good heath.

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875426 tn?1325532016
Your heart rate from lying down to sitting is normal.  It is normal to increase by 10 bpm from laying to sitting.  

However, if your heartrate is going up by over 30 beats per minute between laying down numbers and standing (if you've been standing at least 2-3 minutes already and your pulse is like what you are saying), you probably have a form of dysautonomia called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and should ask your electrophyiologist who did your ablation for your paroxysmal supraventicular tachycardia not only to find out if you are still having that issue and the ablation didn't take care of it, but to see if he/she would do a tilt table test on you to confirm if you have POTS or not.

Dysautonomia is a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system.  POTS happens when your heart races when you are standing to prevent you from passing out.  I have POTS and my heart can easily race from just standing, doing normal things around the house or walking.   Their is a forum with a number of active members on medhelp for people with dysautonomia and I encourage you to join that community I'm a part of so you can get input and support there!

You might also check and see if your blood pressure is dropping when you stand for at least two minutes after you have been lying down for about 10 minutes with orthostatic blood pressure readings, because if you have orthostatic hypotension, that can cause a similar problem, I believe to POTS.   They often will try to hydrate you if you have orthostatic hypotension or they may ask you what medications you are taking because some cause that.
1137980 tn?1281289046
A normal heart rate is between 70 and 120 so you are well within normal limits.  Some pro athletes have a resting heart rate in the 30's .  I really wouldn;t be too worried about what your pulse is and if you were given a clean bill of health i definately would take that one to the bank. I know all of us get worried in matters of the heart but in light of the fact that you had an ablation like alot of us did and your pulse rate is where it is i would say that you definately are one of the success stories here.  You have to think about yourself in a physical manner...when we lay down we are relaxed and the blood flows thru our valves and into our bodies in a kick back kind of manner and when you stand the whole picture changes and the heart actually works a little harder because of our positioning.  I seriously wouldn;'t worry about it unless you are having the same symtoms that you had before the ablation or similar....you sound pretty darn healthy to me and i'll trade w. you anytime.....
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if your heart rate gets to 185 standing like mine did before ivabradine(meds) then I'd start talking to a Dr but your heart rate is not really changing that much
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I recently have noticed as soon as I stand my heart rate jumps within a few seconds from about 60 bpm to 110 bpm. I first noticed it after I went to the doctor for a swollen groin. I had blood drawn and a CAT scan. I thought it might be a hernia but it turned out to be diagnosed as a weakening of the muscle. A day or two later I started to feel slightly dizzy and checked my pulse and noticed the huge difference between sitting and standing. I returned to the hospital and they wanted to draw more blood. I told them I didn't want to because I thought that the blood I just gave was a contributing factor to the problem.  I also asked if they could use the test from a week or two earlier but they said they wanted to draw more to see if there were any changes.  Before I give more blood and have more work done which might just make me worse I was hoping to find someone who might know about the issues I'm facing or has been through a similar experience so maybe I can gain a little more knowledge about my situation and how to make it better.  I'm a 40 year old male and although I've never been diagnosed with any specific illness my body has had a lot of damage done to it. Smoking,  drugs,  car accident,  hard labor,  alcohol,  wisdom teeth pulled and bad eating habits. I'm writing to find out if the medicine you were taking at the time this was written is still working for you.


1124887 tn?1313758491
I cannot stress enough that this is COMPLETELY NORMAL.

Your heart rate is supposed to vary with increasing activity. Just standing up requires quite some muscular force, you're lifting some pounds up (I don't know your weight, but you understand me). It's your heart rate in the morning, while still in bed, that is your resting heart rate. Everything else is not. Sitting lifts your head higher and it's required to increase your heart rate and blood pressure to get enough blood to your brain.

Resting heart rate of 60 is excellent. 70-80s while sitting is completely normal. Getting your heart rate up against 90s-100s when standing up and doing easy exercise as walking or cleaning is as normal as it can be.

In addition, worrying about your heart rate will drive your heart rate up. I'm surprised it's not higher.
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@is something wrong - do you really think that's completely normal?
As I have the same issue, I have tested people around me and I can see that sitting their HR might be 70, then standing it would jump to 80-85 and then slowly return& settle around 75-78 bpm. With me it is different and that drives me crazy. There are good days where I will have my hr around 75 bpm sitting and as soon as I stand up it will shoot to 120 bpm. In bad days, it even shoots up to 140 bpm, which is making so afraid. This is definitely not normal.
When going for a relatively slow walk, my HR would fluctuate between 110-130 bpm, which I also believe is too high, since reading about people who can hardly get their HR above 100 bpm while walking, and above 120 bpm, while brisk walking.

If I brisk walk,  my HR will shoot to at least 140 bpm.

I visited so MANY cardiologist and none of them has helped me- all of they said I was okay with structurally normal heart, normal ECG, normal Stress Test and normal holter results (except an episode of NSVT lasting 1 sec at 160 bpm 3 beats), which they said was insignificant with structurally normal heart, but I am scared through the roof.
875426 tn?1325532016
Normal heart rate for an adult is 60-100 beats per minute while resting (you can verify this online).  You should expect an increase up to about 10 beats per minute from lying to sitting as being normal.  And an additional 10 beats per minute increase after standing 2 to 3 minutes is also normal.  Your heart rate naturally goes higher when you are not just standing, but are engaged in activity. Getting a simple treadmill test would tell you if your heartrate is increasing normally for your age category with walking, as well as give the doctors information as to whether the ablation has worked for your PSVT.

  It is true that anxiety can increase your heart rate- but unless you are only getting anxious when you are standing up and doing light activity, you should also notice increases in heart rate over your normal resting heart rate while laying or sitting as well when anxious.  Your heart rate even at 120 is definitely not dangerous, but if you are experiencing additional symptoms, such as shortness of breath with just walking in the house or  light activity versus an active workout, light headedness with standing, or even greying or whiting out of vison, you may want to pursue with your doctor looking into if you have orthostatic intolerance.  
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Normal heart-rate in a healthy adult is 60 bpm to 100 bpm. It is normal to experience tachycardia when working out, as well, or when highly anxious, ie. panic attacks. The heart-rate should only increase 5-15 bpm from supine (laying) position to standing up.
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I just found this site. I have been more aware lately when I am cleaning  my pulse will get up to 125.  It is normally around 75 resting. I assume from reading your post that is normal.
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My heart rate resting position to 60 to 65 and I getup quickly heart is 100 and I rest quickly heart rate is 60-65
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Speaking of rhythms..I was using a hand help massager last night on high on my back and a funny rhythm thing happened with my heart..has anyone else experienced this????
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Speaking of rhythms..I was using a hand held massager last night on high on my back and a funny rhythm thing happened with my heart..has anyone else experienced this????
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I'm not sure if you're still having this problem. I am going through this same thing. I can't stand when people say "normal." I was told my resting heart rate of 90 was normal. Yeah, it may be within normal range, but it's not normal for me. My normal resting rate is 70. When I stand up my rate goes up to 120-130. My blood pressure is low, my heart rate is high, my vision is impaired, and I've been having a headache every day for approximately nine weeks now. It just started one night at work with a very bad lightheadedness after standing up and then my heart began to race. I'm wearing a holter monitor for 30, but my cardiologist says he doesn't think it's a heart problem. My blood pressure has been around 100/60, again where someone would say "normal", but three months ago my blood pressure was 114/74. It has gone as low as 80/58, but my pulse stays high. I'm not sure what it could be, but it's exhausting me and I feel weak every day.
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I am having the same issues. Please keep us updated. I'm on an event monitor as well.
jmanno:  I am not sure if your issue has been resolved but my wife had the same thing and it was a bleeding ulcer. Basically blood loss/low hemoglobin levels. This causes low blood pressure and rapid heart rate. Amenia is the first sign of this. There are other reasons but this is a common one. Please get a blood panel if you have not already done so.
Read the comment above about Dysautonomia
Hi, I have similar issues, especially when standing for a long period of time, my heart rate goes from about 58 to 120 and my blood pressure drops as well. I have joint hypermobility syndrome, maybe you should investigate that - hypermobility and blood pressure and heart rate are linked.
Hi, I have similar issues, especially when standing for a long period of time, my heart rate goes from about 58 to 120 and my blood pressure drops as well. I have joint hypermobility syndrome, maybe you should investigate that - hypermobility and blood pressure and heart rate are linked.
Also, I do start having low blood pressure symptoms around 100/60
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My resting heart rate is about 60-70 but standing up it gets up to about 140-150 bpm and I can literally feel my heart pumping so fast and hard, I have anotexia and I have lost about 30kg in 5 months and I only just got out of medical for po I hypotension and postural tachycardia but I didn’t think in 24 hours after being stable I would have tachycardia already. Is this heart rate bad or okay. I also have been getting chest pains and I don’t know if I should be worried
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I get raised pulse from 70to 105 standing up. I was on the doctors table when i got up I was dizzy and nearly totally collapsed. It was frightening (for him too) he said before that I had autonomic disfunction. I have diabetes 1 and gastroparesis (delayed stomach emptying)
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Look up postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
May or may not apply.
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