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A 27-year-old female asked:

obese with a resting heart rate that goes down to 50bpm. i heard that is not normal, and may indicate heart blockage or mvp. hr elevates to 140bpm when exercising. ekg's, stress, blood ( troponin i < 0.02) x-ray are normal. what could be wrong?

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
For a 27 year old: woman the normal heart rate can vary between 40 and180 BPM. What you heard (HR&lt;50 concerning) is just that, hearsay! That heart rate is not associated with either heart blockage or MVP. It is unlikely there is anything wrong as it sounds like you have been thoroughly evaluated.

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