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What does a high resting heart rate mean?

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A high resting heart rate may mean your heart works extra hard to pump blood. If your pulse is consistently more than 100 beats per minute at rest, it's a good idea to see your doctor. Over time, a high resting heart rate may affect how well your heart functions works and raise your chances of cardiovascular disease.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “Know your target heart rates of exercise, losing weight and health,” "Tachycardia: Fast Heart Rate,” "Ablation for Arrhythmias."

CDC: “Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking.”

Circulation: “Fish Consumption is Associated with Lower Heart Rates.”

Harvard Health Publishing: “Your resting heart rate can reflect your current -- and future – health.”

Heart: “Elevated resting heart rate, physical fitness and all-cause mortality: a 16-year follow-up in the Copenhagen Male Study.”

The Heart Foundation: “Your Heart Rate.”

JAMA: “Temporal Changes in Resting Heart Rate and Deaths From Ischemic Heart Disease.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bradycardia,” “Heart-healthy diet: 8 steps to prevent heart disease,” “Tachycardia,”

“What’s a normal resting heart rate?”

Plos ONE: “Web-based Mindfulness Intervention in Heart Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 10, 2020

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “Know your target heart rates of exercise, losing weight and health,” "Tachycardia: Fast Heart Rate,” "Ablation for Arrhythmias."

CDC: “Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking.”

Circulation: “Fish Consumption is Associated with Lower Heart Rates.”

Harvard Health Publishing: “Your resting heart rate can reflect your current -- and future – health.”

Heart: “Elevated resting heart rate, physical fitness and all-cause mortality: a 16-year follow-up in the Copenhagen Male Study.”

The Heart Foundation: “Your Heart Rate.”

JAMA: “Temporal Changes in Resting Heart Rate and Deaths From Ischemic Heart Disease.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bradycardia,” “Heart-healthy diet: 8 steps to prevent heart disease,” “Tachycardia,”

“What’s a normal resting heart rate?”

Plos ONE: “Web-based Mindfulness Intervention in Heart Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 10, 2020

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