Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Resting Heart Rate

Today I was informed by a first year medical student that my resting pulse rate was 68 beats per minute. Five years ago it was 62 beats per minute. Does this mean I'm slightly less fit physically then I was back then? You can't really tell by resting heart rate but its nice to know that I'm on the healthier side.

But what is not helping to keep my heart rate down is an exam induced tachycardia. Note to the examiners, if you are going to have a question asking "identify the abnormality in the ECG at question 10," then please make sure there is actually an ECG reading at question 10, as opposed to a series of True/False questions on Congestive Cardiac Failure

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