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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Cardiology Topics

Question: Pulse

 STEEN - Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:37 pm

I'm 19, female, no diagnoses, no surgeries, no medications.

I went to go give blood today (first time) and I was really nervous, so nervous that my pulse was too high for them to accept me. So aside from calming down, what can I do to make my pulse lower (like foods to avoid and such)?

 Theresa Jones, RN - Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:59 am

User avatar Hi STEEN,
Limitations in the amount of caffiene, found in coffee, tea, chocolate, some soft drinks etc. should help if this is contributing to the increases in heart rate. Limiting the use of nicotine (if you are a smoker) is also advised.
Theresa Jones, RN

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