Normal sinus rhythm also abbreviated as (NSR) represents the normal beating of heart with the rate between 60 to 100 beats per 60 seconds. It is actually the normal heart-beat with a rate of 60 to 100 beats per minute for grown ups or adults. In the health care terms, this is usually referred to 60 BPM (beats per minute). Normal sinus rhythm is a general scale to measure the regular heart performance.
The normal sinus rhythm for children differs from that of an adult. Usually, an infants heartbeat is a bit faster compared to a grow-up and it can be in the range of 120 to 160 beats per 60 seconds. It is worth noting that, this range refers to the regular heart beating for kids while they are in the resting status. The infant heart beat starts to slow down near the age of 6 years and it steadily decrease as they grow until they reached their adulthood.
Normal sinus rhythm is the range at which the human heart functions. As we do various activities through out the day, there is always a high possibility for the human heart beating to increase during different situations, for instance, during exercise, sudden conditions like shock or surprise, under strain and in instances of stress. A number of different conditions affect normal sinus rhythm including body temperature, air temperature, body size, and the certain position a person is held i.e., standing or sitting etc. If a person is taking medication, it may also influence the heart beat depending upon the type and dosage of medication.
While studying to be an ECG/EKG specialist, particular requirements and certifications must be achieved. ECG/EKG technicians assist cardiologists while attending a patient. A certified ECG/EKG technician must know about normal sinus rhythm, tachycardia and bradycardia and a number of other symptoms which are typical to particular heart conditions.
To check the current heart rate of a person, an ECG/EKG expert may connect the patient to a screen or monitor also called EKG machine. Heart rate can also me measured by using a very common method of reading the pulse. The procedure for pulse checking is quite simple in which the EKG/ECG certified person holds the wrist of patient for 15 seconds and after counting the beats
during 15 seconds, simple multiply the result by 4.
There are certain conditions when the heart rate falls or elevates by the normal range. It is actually the indication of heart condition. It the resting heart rate is below the normal 60 BPM then this condition is called Bradycardia. Conversely, Tachycardia is the heart status with heart beats crossing the 60 beats per minute. Another condition exists called Fainting,
or syncope, which is an indication of heart problems. The importance of judging the normal sinus rhythm is vital, and trained ECG/EKG person must pay close attention to any symptoms of irregular sinus rhythm particularly if a person is feeling shortness of breath, dizziness or irregular heart rhythms or pain in the chest.
Normal sinus rhythm is typically recorded as a chart and kept as a record into a patient’s medical history during a physical exam or routine health check up. Patients who suffer irregular sinus rhythm may not have any other symptoms along side.Precision is extremely imperative when taking and recording normal sinus rhythm.