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if stroke volume decreased, heart rate would do what?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 21 years experience
Increase: Typically will increase to maintain same cardiac output.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Tell me what results in a decreased heart rate?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
Different things: It can be normal in a conditioned person (athlete), or it can be caused from pathology in the heart or the thyroid (hypothyroidism) gland. In your age group, the common things are: normally low heart rate due to regular exercise and possibly hypothyroidism; other causes are pretty rare.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I lower my heart rate fast? It is like pounding.

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Medicines: If your heart is pounding and you want to lower it fast, you need to, like, see your doctor! (he/she has medicines that can do the job easily - given intravenously, they can fix fast heart rates in minutes, if that's necessary.
A 39-year-old male asked:

I was recently diagnosed with bradycardia and I am concerned about my heart rate bottomiing out at 23bpm. Should I be worried?Worried

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yes: This condition should be managed by an experience cardiologist, and it is possible you may need a pacemaker.
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What can I eat to lower my heart rate?

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Dr. Gavin Noble
Cardiology 22 years experience
Water: A frequent cause of increased heart rate is dehydration. Water can sometimes help. Decreasing caffeine can be effective as well.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What should I do to lower my heart rate?

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Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 43 years experience
Exercise: Exercise training will lower resting heart rates. Avoid stimulants like caffeine.

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