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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Meds/conduction abnl: Heart rate can be slowed by medications (beta blockers, nondihydropyridine calcium blockers, digoxin), or natural vs acquired abnormalities of conduct ... Read More
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Dr. Warren Foster
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Possibly normal: Well conditioned athletes will have slow heart rates at rest. Other causes could be genetic conditions, medications, and some heart diseases or infec ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Normal is 60 to 100 : Heart rates slower than 60 beats per minute are considered bradycardias. Some normal people have heart rates slower than 60 like athletes. Some patie ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Slower: But everything within reason. Neither too slow nor too fast is good for you but within the range of normal, slower typically is associated with being ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Depends: It depends what you are doing. At rest a slow heart can simply reflect good physical fitness. A fast heart at rest may signifysome underlying rhythm a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience Cardiology
Do you?: Most common reason to have slow heart rate is athlete's heart from over-training. But what do you mean by slow heart rate? As it still could be norma ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Low: Slow heart rates that do not cause symptoms such as fainting or low blood pressure usually are not a problem. Trained athletes are noted to often have ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Maybe: Many athletes who compete at high levels of exertion have slow heart rates at rest. This is a sign of a well conditioned athlete. However, sometimes ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Cossu
32 years experience Cardiology
It depends: A slow heart rate in an asymptomatic athlete maybe completely normal and does not warrant any further evaluation or treatment. In patients who do have ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Depends on cause: Slow heart rate is sign or physical finding. It's normal during sleep and periods of tranquility and rest. It often causes no symptoms or, if severe, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lea Danielsen
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Less than 60 is abnormal, less than 50 typically causes symptoms. Some medications also slow the heart. A serious athlete will often have a slow heart ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: In a fetus, the heart will speed up with activity or stimulation and then slow back down just like your pulse does. These are normal changes and on a ... Read More
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