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Is slow heart rate when first waking up a cause for concern

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Freeman
Cardiology 18 years experience
Only if symptoms: As long as your heart rate is not causing you to be lightheaded our pass out, it shouldn't be a major issue... But i would check with your doctor to b... Read More
Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 16 years experience
Nope: Pretty normal for a person your age, although as the county keeps getting fatter, it's becoming less and less common to see. Keep up an active lifest... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 49 years experience
Generally not: If you feel well, a slow resting heart rate is usually a sign of a healthy, or "conditioned" heart. Athletes commonly have resting heart rates below 6... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Would not be answer: Many normal people have slow heart rates, and unless you developed a profound heart slowing, this would not cause problems with memory. But if you fa... Read More
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: Extreme bradycardia (HR 3 to 5 seconds). There would be no memory loss unless you passed out, fell, and hit your head with superimposed concussion.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Beta-blockers: Beta-blockers are drugs that slow down the heart rate. Do not attempt to slow your heart rate on your own other than through regular exercise. Consult... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Luanswered
Family Medicine 7 years experience
Many drugs: Many drugs can slow your heart rate, including beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, lithium, Cimetidine (tagamet), among many others. Heart rate ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: No amount of tooth paste is likely to cause these symptoms.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Beta blockers: Beta blockers are drugs that slow the heart rate and lower the blood pressure. A slow heart rate may also be a sign of good athletic conditioning or a... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
Expected.: An asymptomatic resting sinus bradycardia in an athletically fit individual is a normal expectation.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Buckler
Cardiology 19 years experience
Generally : Generally no, as long as your heart function, specifically both the squeezing (systolic function) and relaxing (diastolic function) are normal. If tho... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
How slow??: It depends "how slow" your heart rate was on the ekg. People who are very physically conditioned may have slower resting heart rates than others. Xa... Read More

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