Quick Answer: What Is Bad About A High Heart Rate?

What heart rate is an emergency?

If you’re sitting down and feeling calm, your heart shouldn’t beat more than about 100 times per minute.

A heartbeat that’s faster than this, also called tachycardia, is a reason to come to the emergency department and get checked out.

We often see patients whose hearts are beating 160 beats per minute or more..

What heart rate is too high?

Generally, for adults, a heart rate of more than 100 beats per minute (tachycardia) is considered as high. Your heart rate usually rises when you walk fast, run, or do any strenuous physical activities.

Is a high heart rate healthy?

A normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute. Generally, a lower heart rate at rest implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness. For example, a well-trained athlete might have a normal resting heart rate closer to 40 beats per minute.

How many beats per minute is a heart attack?

While it’s true that some areas of cardiac muscle will start to die during a heart attack because of a lack of blood, a person’s pulse may become slower (bradycardic) or faster (tachycardic), depending on the type of heart attack they’re experiencing (a normal heart rate is between 60 and 100 beats per minute).

Is 120 a bad resting heart rate?

Answer: Sinus tachycardia is the term used to describe a faster-than-normal heartbeat — a rate of more than 100 beats per minute versus the typical normal of 60 to 70 beats per minute. Well over 99 percent of the time, sinus tachycardia is perfectly normal.

What should I do if my heart rate is high?

You should visit your doctor if your heart rate is consistently above 100 beats per minute or below 60 beats per minute (and you’re not an athlete). In addition to a heart rate, you should look out for other symptoms such as: being short of breath.