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A 27-year-old female asked:

What causes low blood pressure and slow heart pumping? can feel a rushing sensation and heart beat in my head when hearts goin slow?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Various causes: Low blood pressure in young women is common and may be harmless unless it results in lightheadedness. It can also be caused by certain medications,anemia,varicose veins, glandular abnormalities,standing too quickly, heart disease. Heart rates under 55/min can be problematic and can be due to abnormal intrinsic pacemaker, underactive thyroid,certain medications or be normal. Your MD can advise you
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Provided original answer
when the heart beats at a slow rate it has to generate more pressure per beat which can give you that rushing feeling in your head due to increase in blood pressure and blood volume with each beat to compensate for the slow heart rate.
Mar 6, 2017
Last updated Jun 23, 2019


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