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

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Freeman
17 years experience Cardiology
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
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
48 years experience Critical Care
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
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
6 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
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 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: No amount of tooth paste is likely to cause these symptoms.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Expected.: An asymptomatic resting sinus bradycardia in an athletically fit individual is a normal expectation.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Buckler
18 years experience Cardiology
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
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
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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