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What is the normal pulse rate for a 81 years old female,

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What is the normal pulse rate for a 81 years old female
JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?
Customer: none of the above, but I fell dissy and fell like my heart is racing
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: I am healthy, other than blood pressure and colesteral medication
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: my Dr. had me on Metoprolol 50 mg 2 times a day and my blood pressure was not controlled, It was as high as 186/ 77 pulse 52 , the next 142/74 pulse59 , 172/59 pulse 77. so she changed me to Amlodioine 10 mg once a day and my B/P is 138/80 pulse 122
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

I am sorry you are feeling a racing pulse.

normal heart rate should be between 60-95

heart rate of 122 is too fast, but could be normal for short periods of time if you are standing up or exercising.

severe anxiety can cause your heart rate to be fast as well

high thyroid hormone levels can cause fast heart rate as well.