• Question: how fast is the heartbeat of a asthmatic person?

    Asked by CiaraTheWaterBear to Pankaj, Lucy, Kate, Jordan, Emma on 19 Jun 2018.
    • Photo: Emma Wellham

      Emma Wellham answered on 19 Jun 2018:

      When they are feeling well, between 60-100 beats per minute. If they are having an asthma attack, it might increase as the person will be struggling to get oxygen into the body, so the heart will beat faster to try and keep pushing the little amount of oxygen to the other organs to keep them working. It might also go faster because the person might be scared that they can’t breathe properly. A heart rate often goes higher than 120 beats per minute during an asthma attack.

    • Photo: Jordan Moir

      Jordan Moir answered on 19 Jun 2018:

      Good question and I think Emma has full answered this for you 🙂