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Is It Healthy To Have A Very Slow Heart Rate
Yes, mostly: As the body needs more oxygen delivery, the heart rate increases. Exercise and overall good health make the body more efficient in use of that oxygen and thus less need for pumping fast. Of course slow heart rate can also occur with medications and other conduction system problems. A heart rate is "too slow" when symptoms occur. Consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slow heart rate is a symptom in which a person's heart rate (the number of heart contractions per minute) is less than normal for the average person of the same size, doing the same activities. For adults, slow heart rate usually means a rate below 50-60 beats per ...Read more
Get an ECG /monitor: A normal heart rate is typically in the range of 60-100 at rest. That said, many normal people can have deviations fom that. A pathological heart rate/rhythm is best determined by an ecg/cardiac monitor. Also-whether symptoms exist (like fainting or near-fainting particularly when you are trying to do something), your history (congenital heart problems, murmur/bp issues/mom w lupus)-cause block. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have noticeedd something weird i have a very slow heart rate 33 BPM while sleeping and a very fast heart rate sometimes 140+ is this sick sinus syn?
Sick sinus syndrome: Your heart rate varies a lot but you are very young. Your age makes sick sinus syndrome unlikely. There are many causes of heart rate changes, some of them are normal. The best way to tell what is happening is to have an EKG. It is a simple heart rhythm test done at the clinic. It should help answer your question. ...Read more
Is there any disease that can cause very slow heart rate in the evening hours that doesn't respond to anxiety? But during the day it does. It looks like my whole body goes on lock down in the evening hours.
Rest or else?: normally this is a good physiologic response so you can rest -- unless you were high? ...Read more
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Can you have pseudo seizures in your sleep and foam up blood and have very shallow breaths and very slow heart rate please answer asap?
Depends: It depends what you are doing. At rest a slow heart can simply reflect good physical fitness. A fast heart at rest may signifysome underlying rhythm abnormality like atrial fibrillation. However, during exercise a slow heart rate may reflect pathologic chronotrpic incompetance while a fast heart rate is a normal, healthy response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check meds: If there is truly a problem with an abnormally slow heart rate, then there is little that the patient can do. One of the most common causes of slow heart rate is medications, and your doctors should review any meds (or supplements) to see that this is not the problem. Heart rate slow enough to cause fainting or other major symptoms may require treatment with a pacemaker. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly normal: Well conditioned athletes will have slow heart rates at rest. Other causes could be genetic conditions, medications, and some heart diseases or infections. See your primary physician to get the work up started with a thorough history and physical examination. Call 911 if you have severe dizziness, passing out, chest pain, or weakness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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