Heart Rate

What is pulse?

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August 22, 2009 4:35AM

Your pulse indicates how many times per minute your heart beats.

It's your heart rate, and is one of your vital signs. You can feel

your pulse on your wrist below your thumb and also on the side of

your neck. == Pulse is the rhythmical throbbing of arteries and

veins produced by the regular contractions of the heart, especially

as palpated at the wrist or in the neck. Here is a general standard

of pulse rate (PR). Resting Pulse Rate PR < 40 BMP

- Below healthy resting heart rates. PR 40-60 BPM - Resting

heart rate for sleeping. PR 60-100 BPM - Healthy adult resting

heartrate. PR 100 BPM - 220 BPM - Acceptable if measured

during exercise. Not acceptable if resting heartrate. PR > 220

BPM - Abnormally high heart rate.

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