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Children's Health

Heart rate

11/18/2008

Question:

Do children`s heart rate increase as they get older?

Answer:

In fact, it is the opposite, newborns have the highest resting heart rate which drops down through childhood to the adult range of 60-100 beats per minute as they get older.

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Response by:

Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD
Formerly, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati