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I Just Took My Heart Rate And It Was 67 How Low Is Too Low
Depends: What is important is what is called the cardiac output, which is your heart rate x your stroke volume or the amount of blood the heart ejects with each beat. If your heart is efficient, like an athlete's it can eject more with each beat thus requiring a lower heart rate to meet cardiac output. Your cardiac output also depends on your needs, so while sleeping the heart rate maybe in the 40s. ...Read more
I take 6.5 mg atenolol for tachy. The last 2 days my hr has been 45-54. What shoukd I do? How low is too low for heart rate?
May not be a problem: I can't imagine how you are taking that dose since atenolol comes in 25, 50, or 100 mg. Tablets. Dosing of medications to slow occassional rapid heart beat episodes can be challenging since there may be slowing when it is not desired. If you are tolerating a mildly slow pulse, this may not be a problem. ...Read more
When I'm laying down before I go to sleep I'll check my heart rate and it can be as low as 50's. Is this normal? I'm a 21 yr old female
YES: Not unusual at all. If you feel well a heart rate of 50 in bed is good. ...Read more
I'm on a beta blocker called inderal (propranolol) and my question is how low is too low on your heart rate mine is 68 is this good also on klonopin?
That BP is fine: The main thing is that you are not lightheaded or dizzy. If it dropped below 50 and/or you had symptoms, then the dose would probably need to be lowered. ...Read more
My heart rate is 65 it's usually 74 for the past few days its been low at rest low 60's sometimes 58 I feel fine its just lower than normal?
Probably normal.: Unless you have signs or symptoms of something else this is probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more
You die: Well, only if it's too low to support life! You mean pretty low but not that low. Some people tolerate a heart rate in the 40's or even 30's with no symptoms. Most often, when the heart rate is that low, one feels fatigue, dizziness, and may even have chest pain or pass out. A dangerously high potassium, thyroid disorder or too much of a medication might cause this. Some require a pacemaker. ...Read more
Yes: Responsiveness to physiologic need is a sign of health. Going up quickly is normal assuming you're not going from 80 to 240! but if you go from 80 to 120 (the exact numbers depend on age) and then come back down quickly with rest, you're very healthy! (hr should drop 10% within 1 minute of cool down). ...Read more
Low heart: Without symptoms is common and normal in trained athletes ...Read more
Get checked out.: If you're very athletic and in excellent physical condition, this may be normal. On the other hand, it might be worth while to have your doctor check you out. It may be sinus node dysfunction and you may require some therapy (pacemaker). ...Read more
Heart rate: Heart rate 60-80 at rest is normal. The 60 isn't in general a reason for concern. ...Read more
My heart rate sat down in day is around 60-75 I lay down at night it can be a low as 47 is another node taking over?
No, this is normal: You are young and healthy, such a variation in heart rate is not abnormal when resting for someone in their early 20's. It may drop even lower when you are asleep. ...Read more
Is this normal? My heart rate is normally 75-87 but today it's in the low 70s and sometimes in the 65-70 range, is this normal?
Perfectly normal: This is a normal heart rate; in fact, its better than 87. ...Read more
I'm currently not taking any medications. I wake up and my heart rate is high 90's to low 100's everyday. Should this be a concern?
It may be, but: You have provided so little information that it would be difficult to guess, at 45 years old you should probably discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
35 yr old male, 201ibs 114/73BP heart rate goes from low of 42 and ranges up to 65/70 throughout the night, is this bad? LHR always at night
Depends: Heart rate can be low when you are sleeping. Are you having any symptoms and what is the duration of the low heart rate. IF it is just a drop to low then back to high its okay as long as you are not symptomatic. Some symptoms can be dizziness, light headedness, passing out. If you are an athlete HR can be low without any symptoms. ...Read more
Will your heart rate stay low if you lay in bed all day? Been in bed all day today hearrate is71 yesterday was out all day and stayed in 90 to 80
Yes: No exertion, no need for a fast heartbeat--at least fro a short while. ...Read more
Heart rhythm problem: This could be a problem in your heart's electrical system or a side effect of medications. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Heart rate: You could be at risk depending on what those values of heart rate and blood pressure are, and if you are experiencing symptoms of lightheadedness, chest pain, shortness of breath, headache, palpitations. It also depends on how fit you are from an exercise standpoint, since the hr tends to be lower in physically fit people. ...Read more
My heart rate is 138. should I be concerned? I normally have low bp, as well. But haven't checked it today!
What should my heart rate be when cardio boxing between high intensity and low intensity, and weight training?
Exercise: Given your age a heart rate of about 160 is ok for aerobic training. ...Read more
Heart rate resting is 65 normally at this time of day its 77 should I be worried about it getting to low especially at night?
You are taking propranolol which can slow the heart rate as a normal effect of the medication. A Dr would need to know why you are taking this medication in order to evaluate you. Sometimes this medication is purposely give to lower the heart rate.
Some athletes have resting heartbeats in the 50-60 BPM range which is normal for them. Speak with your physician who knows you best. ...Read more
Is a heart rate of 51 considered healthy or to low for a 76 year old man? And what would be the normal range for that age?
When I start jogging at low speed, my heartrate shoots to max heart rate of 173, until after 5mins it normalizes to 123. Is this normal?
No: Your resting heart rate should be around 80 bpm, 120 is very high, you also have a exaggerated heart rate response to exercise, this could be due to being deconditioned, or if you are using certain medications, drinking excessive amounts of caffeinated beverages. I recommend you see a doctor. ...Read more
Hi. I sometimes measure my heart rate. Most of the time, it varies from 70 to 85 bpm, but before I sleep it varies from 50 to 65. Is this too low?
Not necessarily if: ...you are an athletic individual, and your slower heart rate correlates with a supine position. ...Read more
Sometimes, I spend most of my days watching videos on my laptop while laying in bed and I notice that my heart rate is low (60-80) is this normal?
Normal Heart Rate: Your reported heart rate is absolutely normal. No need to ask the question. You are normal. ...Read more
At what level is low BP urgent? Mine is usually 115-120/70-75, I've checked it a few times and the latest one was 69/47. Heart rate is normal at 85.
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