Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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My Heart Rate is Fast

Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:25 PM

Question: My normal heart rate is 110 to 120. I am a woman who is 56. Should I be concerned?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
For an adult, a normal resting heart rate ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute. Although there's a wide range of normal, an unusually high or low heart rate may indicate an underlying problem. Consult your doctor if your resting heart rate is consistently above 100 beats a minute (tachycardia) or below 60 beats a minute (bradycardia) and especially if you have other signs or symptoms, such as fainting, dizziness, or shortness of breath.

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Normal heart rate is 60-100 beats a minute.
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