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Clarksville, TN
A 21-year-old male asked:

Why is my heart rate in the 40s at night? could it be heart block? no symptoms, feel perfectly fine. increases with exercise

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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Heart rate: is normally lowest at night, and in a young, healthy person, a night heart rate of 40's could be totally normal. However, if you are concerned, you may want to consider seeing your doctor to get testing to exclude other causes. Hope this helps!
Last updated May 10, 2018

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