Your pulse rate is measured by the amount of times your heart beats per minute. A healthy pulse rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute. When a medical professional measures your pulse rate, they also measure your heart rhythm and pulse strength to better determine the overall health of your heart. In fact, most physical exams and routine checkups include a reading of your pulse rate as a way to spot potential health problems like heart disease and diabetes.
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Your Pulse Rate Is One of Your Body’s Vital Signs.
Vital signs are measurements of the body’s most basic functions, including:
- Respiration rate. The number of breaths a person takes per minute. A normal respiration rate for an adult can range from 12 to 16 breaths per minute.
- Body temperature. A normal body temperature is between 97 and 99 degrees
- Blood pressure. Although blood pressure is not technically a vital sign, most medical professionals will measure your blood pressure along with your temperature, respiration, and pulse rates. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke, so tracking your blood pressure is vital to your health and safety.
- Pulse rate. A pulse rate that is too fast (tachycardia) or too slow (bradycardia) can lead to serious health conditions if not properly managed.
- Increase risk of stroke
- Sudden cardiac arrest
- Inadequate oxygen supply for organs
- Heart failure
- Cardiac arrest
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