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#1 of 2 Old 03-30-2007, 12:26 PM - Thread Starter
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Does anyone know what the resting heart rate of a 3.5 year old would normally be?

Our ds has a fever and when listening to his heart through a stethoscope, it sounded like it was racing. I checked it and it is 128 beats per minute.

Does the heart beat faster with a fever?
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children have a quick circulation system. Much quicker than grownups. (That is one reason why they don't get tetanus. Another thread...)

And when a child is sick and has a fever the heart beats faster also.

To about the age of 10yrs. a normal resting heart rate is about 120 per minute and a little faster when the child is sick or excited, etc.
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