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A 35-year-old male asked:

Low pulse rate. i am 37. not in great shape. at rest it gets. down in the low 50s bpm. should i be concerned?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Sign of health: Actually, even though you consider yourself to be not in great shape, the slow pulse suggests you're better than you think. Heartrate is regulated by need and during rest, a slow hr is entirely normal so long as your metabolic need is normal as yours obviously is. A rapid resting rate is much more ominous.
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