Heart Rate


I wear a “Fitbit” monitor which measures the number of steps that I take each day and more importantly my heart rate. In addition to showing the current heart rate it also records a resting heart rate. It is the latter figure that is of most interest here.

I was admitted to hospital with my heart attack on 18 January and had 2 stents fitted on 22 January. I’m not sure if it is coincidence but my normal resting heart rate of 60bpm started to increase on 15 January and peaked at 68bpm on 17 January; the day before my hospital admission. It has now returned to the normal level of 60bpm and, other than during periods of exercise, I hope that it remains that way.


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