A 24-year-old male asked:
if a heart rate of 50bpm was causing light headedness in a 24 year old male, with no heart problem after tests, would a pacemaker be required?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 23 years experience
It depends: It depends on the circumstances. Usually a heart rate of 50 bp in an athletic 24 years old at rest is not considered a problem especially if he can generate heart rates of over 100 bpm with exercise. However, if he cannot increase his heart rate during physical activity and becomes light headed, he may have chronotropic incompetence and may need consideration for a pacemaker.
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Last updated Aug 13, 2015
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