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Should i be cocern with a low heart beat stay tired a lot

Should i be cocern with a low heart beat stay tired a lot

A : A low heart rate is called "bradycardia" and is considered to be any heart rate less than 60 beats per minute. Bradycardia can either be a sign of a healthy, fit heart, or it can be a sign of a problem with the heart's electrical system. Marathon runners and other very fit, young athletes will often have very low heart rates - even in the 40-50 beats per minute range. If you do not fit into the "fit, young athlete" category, then there are other things to consider such as damage to the heart from coronary artery disease, heart attack, a metabolic problem such as hypothyroidism, or a medication which can cause a slowed heart rate as a side effect. You should discuss your concerns with your doctor. They may want to check an ekg and a few blood tests to rule out problems with your heart. Good luck! ...Read more

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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

Slow heart rate, also called bradycardia, is defined as a resting heart rate (pulse) less than 60 beats per minute. Having a heart rate less than 60 is not necessarily abnormal. In fact, people in good cardiovascular shape have a low heart rate. People with certain heart conditions may take medications which lower the heart rate as one of ...Read more


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My heart rate is 52 bmp but it should be 70. Any problem form this low heart beat.?

My heart rate is 52 bmp but it should be 70. Any problem form this low heart beat.?

Depends: Your pulse rate may be normal. This depends on your current state of health, medications you are on and what physical condtition you are in. If in great shape and exercising, it could be normal. If on certain meds, it would be acceptaable. If you have symptoms of dizziness, fatigue, shortness or breath, chest pain or othe symptoms, see your pcp/cardiologist. Yoiu could have a significant prob. ...Read more

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Heart very low heart beats or can't find it

Heart very low heart beats or can't find it

A : A low heart rate is called "bradycardia" and is considered to be any heart rate less than 60 beats per minute. Bradycardia can either be a sign of a healthy, fit heart, or it can be a sign of a problem with the heart's electrical system. Marathon runners and other very fit, young athletes will often have very low heart rates - and this is a good thing! if you do not fit into the "fit, young athlete" category, then there are other things to consider such as damage to the heart from coronary artery disease, heart attack, a heart infection such as endocarditis, a metabolic problem such as hypothyroidism, or a medication side effect. You should discuss your concerns with your doctor. They may want to check an ekg and a few blood tests to rule out problems with your heart. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have BP 130-150/70 BPM 50-65. Is this too low a heart beat rate? Am 68 yr old female. Have BP that varies 130-150/70 and heart rate 50-65. Is this too low a heart beat rate? I exercise a lot and have weight under control; lacto/ovo veg diet with some fi

Have BP 130-150/70 BPM 50-65. Is this too low a heart beat rate? Am 68 yr old female. Have BP that varies  130-150/70 and heart rate 50-65. Is this too low a heart beat rate?  I exercise a lot and have weight under control; lacto/ovo veg diet with some fi

Your : Your BP should be closer to 130/70, systolic BP of 150 is too high. You can try decreasing the salt in your diet, or you may need a change in medication. Also note that a common side effect is diovan (valsartan). As far as your heart rate is concerned, less than 60 is considered low, however if you are physically fit, your resting heart rate can be low. It sounds like your cardiac wrk up was completely negative therefore i don't feel your heart rate is an issue. I would focus on getting better control of your bp. Please follow up with your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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My heart rate dropped to 40 beats per minute the other day. How low can your heart beat drop before it's dangerous?

My heart rate dropped to 40 beats per minute the other day. How low can your heart beat drop before it's dangerous?

Depends: Normal heart rate is 60-100 bpm. Having said that, in healthy, fit and conditioned individuals a resting heart rate as low as 30-40 bpm can be seen because their heart is conditioned and at rest is not needing a lot of oxygen, so does not beat fast. When that person exercises, and o2 and blood demands go up to their skeletal muscle etc, heart rate will increase. Hope that makes sense. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my heart rate dropped to 40 beats per minute the other day. how low can your heart beat drop?

What do you suggest if my heart rate dropped to 40 beats per minute the other day. how low can your heart beat drop?

Much slower: Your heart rate can pause for up to 5 seconds (that's a heart rate of 12) and, depending on what you're doing, you may not notice it. Depending on your activity and position, or if it's happening regularly, you'll pass out (or nearly pass out). ...Read more

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10wks 6days, low implantation, strong heart beat. What does statistics say about me maintaining this pregnancy?

10wks 6days, low implantation, strong heart beat. What does statistics say about me maintaining this pregnancy?

Pretty good: Most miscarriages happen within the first 7 weeks, so with each week that passes your chances of maintaining the pregnancy go up. For more info see: http://j.Mp/vh0vgh. ...Read more

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Will this medication hurt my mother? My mother is in a nursing home and had been prescribed hydrocodone for pain. She started having low blood pressure/heart beat/diziness/bizarre behavior. She's been sent to the emergency room three times in the last t

Will this medication hurt my mother? My mother is in a nursing home and had been prescribed hydrocodone for pain.  She started having low blood pressure/heart beat/diziness/bizarre behavior.  She's been sent to the emergency room three times in the last t

Confusion: Narcotics such as hydrocodone often create sedation, confusion and constipation. It is safer to use high-dose tylenol (two 500mg acetaminophen) every 6-8 hours to control pain, provided one avoids alcohol and has ones liver function checked periodically. Regarding blood pressure, pulse and dizziness, blood pressure should be checked sitting and standing and doctor examine the patient. ...Read more

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Will this medication hurt my mother? My mother is in a nursing home and had been prescribed hydrocodone for pain. She started having low blood pressure/heart beat/diziness/bizarre behavior. She's been sent to the emergency room three times in the last t

Will this medication hurt my mother? My mother is in a nursing home and had been prescribed hydrocodone for pain.  She started having low blood pressure/heart beat/diziness/bizarre behavior.  She's been sent to the emergency room three times in the last t

Ask her doctor: Pain meds such as hydrocodone must be used carefully in older patients. They metabolize all meds more slowly, and may need smaller doses or less frequent doses. There may be better ways to manage her pain than hydrocodone or other narcotics. If necessary, ask for a consultation with a pain specialist. All her meds may need to be adjusted if she is having heart problems and behavior changes. ...Read more

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I had breakfast at 130pm after tht i went to emergency from where i came back at 11pm so didn't eat dr told me baby heart beat low 71 is tht the reason?

It could be: It is important to eat regular meals during pregnancy. Feel free to consult with a nutritionist. You need to talk to your OB as soon as possible about the low fetal heart beats to see if there is a problem. Good luck with your pregnancy. ...Read more

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When i take deep breath i feel prickle in my chest on left side only, and a dr said my heart beat low but nothing serious, whats wrong with my heart?

When i take deep breath i feel prickle in my chest on left side only, and a dr said my heart beat low but nothing serious, whats wrong with my heart?

Probably nothing.: For someone your age who is in good condition a heart rate in the 50-60s is normal. In your case I don't know how low low is. I assume you discussed the prickle in your chest with ur doc. However, since you are still asking questions you should see him/ her again so your specific questions can be fully answered. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do they test for any vascular problems? I have low BP and irregular heart beat and chest pain and pain thru my leg.Limbs feel numb a lot .

How do they test for any vascular problems? I have low BP and irregular heart beat and chest pain and pain thru my leg.Limbs feel numb a lot .

PAD evaluated: By a good history and physical, diagnostic testing like ankle-brachial index ( ratio of lower extremity to upper extremity systolic pressure), noninvasive angiography. Abi of less than 0.9 establish the diagnosis. After diagnosis done delineation of the disease very important with other test. Why you have irregular hear rate? If the stress test negative? See your doctor to start a good assessment. ...Read more

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MY BABY heart beat is 106 beat per min at 13 weeks Is THAT to lOW.

MY BABY heart beat  is  106 beat per min at 13 weeks Is THAT  to lOW.

A little bit: However, keep in mind that the heart rate is a very volatile and variable parameter, especially in early pregnancy. At this point, I wouldn't stress over the baseline of the FHT (fetal heart tones). ...Read more

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My heart beat sometimes get low. What are these symptoms and how to take care?

Talk with your doc: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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How long can the heart beat in 150-190 BPM whithout the heart being hurt? And when is it generally speaking dangerous with a high or too low hr?

How long can the heart beat in 150-190 BPM whithout the heart being hurt? And when is it generally speaking dangerous with a high or too low hr?

Get the right help: You have already been taught that your problem needs a diagnosis so that it can be appropriately treated. That ends the help we can offer you here. Your current question has no easy or right answer. There are too many variables here. But, it is serious enough, as we have already acknowledged, that you need a diagnosis of the cause of this problem so the correct treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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Is heart beat 56 so low ? Im 18 yrs old

Is heart beat 56 so low ? Im 18 yrs old

That can be a: normal heart rate for someone your age, especially if you're an athlete. If you feel well and aren't losing a lot of weight and don't have dizziness or other symptoms like that, you are probably fine. If you are still unsure and concerned, please have an examination by your doctor. ...Read more