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A 28-year-old female asked:

Is a heart rate of 51 considered healthy or to low for a 76 year old man? and what would be the normal range for that age?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
Family Medicine 24 years experience
It depends : If you feel well then rate is normal. Some meds like beta blockers or calcium channel blockers lower heart rate. Endurance athletes also have low heart rate. If you feel tired and weak or light headed, definitely see your doctor.
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: It depends how active are you. If you run every day, i would say that this heart rate is what we expect. Do you take beta blockers which is a blood pressure medication group which decreased the heart rate? If you feel ok and not dizzy i would say that this number could be normal. Please talk to your pcp.

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