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I just took my heart rate and it was 67. How low is too low?

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

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more


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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?

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

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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?

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

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Why is my heart rate staying low?

Why is my heart rate staying low?

Drug related: As I can see you are in metoprolol for htn. The most probable cause drug related. B-blockers like metoprolol decrease your hr. ...Read more

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How low is heart rate supposed to go at night?

How low is heart rate supposed to go at night?

Depends: Varies with age, conditioning, any other issues.
A marathoner may be normal at 40.
Most at 60-80. ...Read more

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What will happen if your heart rate is too low?

What will happen if your heart rate is too low?

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

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Is my heart rate normal if it goes quickly from low to high?

Is my heart rate normal if it goes quickly from low to high?

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

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My heart rate has been low today 60bpm. Should I be worried?

My heart rate has been low today 60bpm. Should I be worried?

Low heart: Without symptoms is common and normal in trained athletes ...Read more

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My heart rate is always low on the 40's and 50's. Am 36 years old. What do I do?

My heart rate is always low on the 40's and 50's. Am 36 years old. What do I do?

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

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What do you suggest if my heart rate has been low today 60bpm should I be concerned?

What do you suggest if my heart rate has been low today 60bpm should I be concerned?

Heart rate: Heart rate 60-80 at rest is normal. The 60 isn't in general a reason for concern. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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Heart rate very low during intense excise and tired?

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

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If baby's heart rate is low is it a sign of down syndrome?

If baby's heart rate is low is it a sign of down syndrome?

Bradycardia: While children with downes syndrome may have a slow heart rate, there are many other causes of slow heart rate, such as hypothyroidism and others. Down's syndrome is best characterized by the constellation of associated characteristics and chromosomal abnormality. ...Read more

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What can I do if my heart rate is very low but BP is high, am I in risk?

What can I do if my heart rate is very low but BP is high, am I in risk?

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

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What to do if I thought that bulimia was supposed to increase heart rate, so why is mine low at 64 bpm?

Low HR may be caused: People with eating disorder may have a low heart rate. Also patient may have cadio-inhibitory syndrome / vasodepressor which might cause a slow heart rate also.

If you have symptoms this should be evaluated my a cardiologist / electrophysiologist.

Good luck. ...Read more

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My heart rate is 138. should I be concerned? I normally have low bp, as well. But haven't checked it today!

My heart rate is 138. should I be concerned? I normally have low bp, as well. But haven't checked it today!

Too fast: Yes, but need to know the condition (s) when this occurs. Always present (consider hyperthyroidism)? Sometimes occurs, of recent onset, associated other symptoms??? see your doc to evaluate and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not necessarily: 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

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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?

It depends: If you feel well then rate is normal. Some meds like beta blockers or calcium channel blockers lower heart rate. Endurance athletes also have low heart rate. If you feel tired and weak or light headed, definitely see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Check your device: The reading of 69 is too low, of course.

If you checked it yourself, your technique could be wrong. It could also be a problem with your blood pressure machine.

If it really was 69, you should follow up with a physician. ...Read more