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Heart rate



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


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