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A 28-year-old female asked:

Heart has been acting weird. when i lay down heart rate dips by 35bpm. rushing sound in head not ears. have to fight to move. family history heart attack. is this serious enough to see doc?

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Dr. Adam Esmail-rawji
General (Internal) Medicine 7 years experience
Yes, see a doc.: A normal heart rate is generally between 60-110. Sometimes athletes will have somewhat lower resting heart rates, but 35 is too low and not normal. This could be a structural issue with your heart or an issue with the way your heart conducts electricity to keep it beating normally. Especially considering your family history, I would be evaluated by your PCP or Cardiologist as soon as you can.
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