Heart rate

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Age Normal resting heart rate
(beats per minute) [1]
Newborn 120
Older Child 90-110
Adult 50-100[2] 60-100[3]

Heart rate (HR) is how many times a heart beats per minute (bpm). The average bpm for a man or women who does not exercise is 70 bpm. Heart rate varies between people because of fitness, age and genetics.

References[change | change source]

  1. Daniel Limmer and Michael F. O'Keefe. 2005. Emergency Care 10th ed. Edward Pearson, Prentice Hall. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. Page 214.
  2. http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/aha/aha_tachycar_car.htm
  3. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-rate/AN01906