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Heart rate questions (really high HR, resting and exercise)


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I there everyone

I had a fitness assessment at the gym today... had Blood pressure taken which was totally normal but my resting heart rate was 107 bpm. When i started the actual fitness test i was on a stationary bike peadeling at 60RPM and i get to about three minutes into the test and the alarm on the bike starts going off. My heart rate was up to 200bpm at a really slow pace. 

Oh i should mention that i am 23 and female, im a healthy weight and apparently i grew 2cms in the past 6 months

What im wondering is would caffine have that much of an impact on my heart rate. 

I would say that on average i would drink about 2-3 cups of coffee a day. Maybe one can (250ml) of diet coke (2 if i have less coffee) and then like 2-3 600ml bottles of water during the day, maybe more.

Would that much caffine have that much of an impact on my heart rate??

I have an apt with my GP next week anyway so will metion it to her then but im just curious. I want to continue to exercise, but with a resting heart rate that high, its not that much of a jump to my upper limit. I cant get any type of work out with alarms ringing after 3 mins

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I'm not a doctor but 107 resting is not normal. An unhealthy heavy male might have 70-80 resting even on caffeine. I would have it checked out. Could be a simple arrhythmia or something that can be controlled but don't take chances. If you had an assessment at a gym did the person helping you recommend anything?

Becasue i mentioned that i had previously had palpitations (which ive had checked out my a doctor) he just said that it could be that i just have a high HR and that i shouldnt worry about it when training. Instead of going by my HR when on the treadmill or whatever (as in slow it down when it gets to 160bpm) that i should go by how i feel. So if im feel like im going pretty hard out and feeling ok that t should be fine. The only problem is that i dont feel like my heart is racing (which you would think i would at that level). I mean it does speed up obviously because im exercising but it doesnt feel like my hear tis going to pop or anything.

i've had my "resting" rate at over 100 before at the doctor. I am 27 and slightly overweight. I think caffine could totally do that to you, I got some really good info on my HR here 

http://caloriecount.about.com/max-heart-rate- ft166041

 

Thanks for the replies and the link. After reading through the messages on that link im not too concerned. I drink a lot of caffine and i also smoke. I guess combining those two would add to a high heart rate. 

Fortunately, it is probably nothing.  But I'd really recommend seeing a doctor.

When I was 21 I noticed my heart was racing when I was just walking around - about 100 bpm.  I was also skipping beats - is that happening to you?  I went to the ER and the doctor there told me it was probably caffeine (unfortunately, I didn't have any that day I was showing symptoms...)

Without meds, when I exercise my heart rate goes sky high (250-275 bpm).  200 bpm is bad - you heart should never go that high naturally.

I have a history of heart disease and REALLY don't want to freak you out, but you ought to get checked out by a doctor.  The heart disease I'm diagnosed with required me to get a defibrillator implanted because I have a high risk of cardiac arrest.  

Again, I am not trying to diagnose you or freak you out, but don't disregard anything just because you are young.  My disease, Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia, is rare but serious and generally hits when you're young. 

Please feel free to message me if you have questions. 

Again, I don't want to freak you out and it probably is nothing, but it's better to be safe than sorry.

Original Post by lindseyhoffner:

Fortunately, it is probably nothing.  But I'd really recommend seeing a doctor.

When I was 21 I noticed my heart was racing when I was just walking around - about 100 bpm.  I was also skipping beats - is that happening to you?  I went to the ER and the doctor there told me it was probably caffeine (unfortunately, I didn't have any that day I was showing symptoms...)

Without meds, when I exercise my heart rate goes sky high (250-275 bpm).  200 bpm is bad - you heart should never go that high naturally.

I have a history of heart disease and REALLY don't want to freak you out, but you ought to get checked out by a doctor.  The heart disease I'm diagnosed with required me to get a defibrillator implanted because I have a high risk of cardiac arrest.  

Again, I am not trying to diagnose you or freak you out, but don't disregard anything just because you are young.  My disease, Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia, is rare but serious and generally hits when you're young. 

Please feel free to message me if you have questions. 

Again, I don't want to freak you out and it probably is nothing, but it's better to be safe than sorry.

I have a history of heart palpitations and have been to the ER once for a rapid heart rate but by the time i was seen it had gone down to 90bpm and was sent home. Ive had ECG's before and they come up fine but there are changes inbetween ECG's ive had. 

I have a very very strong family history of heart disease but it is more to do with hardening of the arteries type of thing.....

I saw my GP for other reasons and mentioned it to her, said that i had had a coffee and a smoke about half hour before fitness test and thought that was probably the cause. She agreed but said that if i was to feel very dizzy or faint at all then im to go straight back in. 

I duno, i dont want to be over dramatic about things, Yup my heart rate is pretty high but i figure if i feel ok in others ways then not to be too concerned. Of course, at the back of my head i am worried, ive heard of people having sudden cardiac arrest related to a high heart rate BUT at this stage, unless something actually happens or it starts effecting my everyday life then i guess i just go with it. 

I duno

Like I said, it's probably nothing.  It just really struck a cord with me because your symptoms are extremely similar to mine.  About two weeks before I was diagnosed, I went to the ER.  Same thing with me - by the time they saw me my heart rate returned to normal.  The ER doctor told me it was because of the caffeine my heart was palpitating and racing.  In my case it wasn't. 

My heart issues are generally exercise induced as well.  The 250 bpm I experience also usually come with a pressure in my throat. 

I'd just say that keep an eye on it.  If it happens pretty regularly, especially if you haven't had caffeine that day, get it checked out again.  Good luck!

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