A 31-year-old female asked:

My pulse was 55 today with bp of 96/55. is this ok?

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Dr. Robert Sterling
A Verified Doctoranswered
47 years experience
IWshIHadThoseNumbers: As long as you feel OK, no prob--Some would call that on the low side but if you are functioning normally and don't frequently get dizzy or unsteady if you stand up suddenly, and as long as your pulse responds appropriately to increased activity/exercise (by increasing), don't worry. But--you said it was "today." So is that your normal? Or an unusual reading? If so, check it again several times.
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