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Dr.S.A Alam
Dr.S.A Alam, Doctor (non-pediatrics specialty)
Category: Pediatrics
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Experience:  MBBS/FCPS (R)
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Our son wears a medical heart monitor at night due to

Customer Question

Hi,
Our son wears a medical heart monitor at night due to epilepsy. It alarms if heart rate goes too high or low this alerting us to a seizure.
His heart rate on the last few nights has been as low as 44bpm and up to 135bpm.
Should we be concerned? Could his be normal dream activity?
Many thanks
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr.S.A Alam replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for your question, how old is he ?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
He is just 7 last week
Expert:  Dr.S.A Alam replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for your reply, these are normal variation in the heart rate, unless he has symptoms of shortness of breath, unable to breath, stops breathing during sleep, snores. There is no need to worry these are normal variations in heart rate. Thank you.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you. I guess this is normal during rem sleep for most children?
Is there a lower/higher rate that we should be concerned about? As Perhaps we need to change the parameters on his alarm?
Expert:  Dr.S.A Alam replied 1 month ago.

Lowest rate less than 40 and highest more than 140-145 plus.