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    Heart rate

    What is the average heart rate of a 50-year-old male non-smoker?
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    Dr Jason Kaplan

    Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

    Dr. Jason Kaplan is a specialist adult cardiologist and physician. Dr. Kaplan studied Medicine at UNSW and graduated with Honours in 1999 then completed his … View Profile

    There is no one number that fits all.

    Many factors can influence heart rate, including activity level, fitness, temperature, body position, emotion , body size and medications.

    A lower heart rate implies better cardiovascular fitness and a more efficient heart, however the normal range lies between 60 beats per min and 100 bpm.

    A persistantly high or low HR can indicate an underlying problem .

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