What is a normal pulse rate

Pulse normal values

The pulse rate shows a strong dependency on age and fitness. Many causes lead to a short-term increase in the pulse rate. This includes physical exertion, but also excitement. In order to have comparable values ​​for the normal heart rate values, the resting heart rate should always be measured.

The normal pulse values ​​according to age:
Age
Heart rate beats per minute
0 years
140
2 years
120
4 years
100
ten years
90
14 years
85
Adults
60 - 80
senior citizens
80 - 85

Hints:
  • Women usually have slightly higher values ​​than men.
  • Competitive athletes have significantly lower pulse values.
  • Some medications slow or speed up the heart rate. In high blood pressure patients, for example, the beta blockers used often lead to a significant slowdown.
  • Luxury foods such as nicotine, alcohol and caffeine can temporarily increase the pulse rate.
  • In the case of infections, the pulse value is often slightly increased.
For information on the relationship between pulse and blood pressure, see "Blood pressure and pulse".

Swell:

https://www.praktischarzt.de/untersuchungen/puls-messen/ruhepuls/
https://www.herzstiftung.de/ihre-herzgesundheit/das-herz/welcher-puls-ist-normal
All content has been checked medically and is revised several times a year. Last update from Sabine Croci(10/2020).