Top 20 Doctor insights on: Low pulse rate side effects

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What would cause a low pulse rate on an elderly person?

What would cause a low pulse rate on an elderly person?

Many things: Medications are a common cause. Electrical problems are another. An ekg and discussion with your doc is definitely warranted. A low pulse associated with symptoms of low cardiac output or a pulse below 30 require immediate attention. ...Read more

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Low pulse rate. I am 37. Not in great shape. At rest it gets. Down in the low 50s bpm. Should I be concerned?

Low pulse rate. I am 37. Not in great shape. At rest it gets. Down in the low 50s bpm. Should I be concerned?

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. ...Read more

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What might be the solution to my low pulse rate (45-50?

What might be the solution to my low pulse rate (45-50?

Symptom: Low pulse likes yours is good no need for therapy as long as you are asymptomatic. Active people and athletes usually have a low pulse. ...Read more

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How to prevent a low pulse rate in the morning causing headache?

How to prevent a low pulse rate in the morning causing headache?

Bradycardia: Need to assess why your pulse rate is slow, as could be excellent conditioning, familial tendency, but also cardiac arrhythmia. Perhaps a holter monitor study of value. The headache may or may not relate. This is complex enough to visit your doctor and at least get an ekg. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of post cesarian low pulse rate.

What could be the cause of post cesarian low pulse rate.

Various possibility: There are a number of possibilities for low heart rate, this could be due to intrinsically low heart rate as a result of being fit, from the effect of medications, from being in pain and having a vasovagal syndrome, or some cardiac reason. I cannot tell for sure, but my guess is that you are probably fit, and with some pain from the c-section, this is causing a vasovagal syndrome. ...Read more

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Can I take viagra (sildenafil) suffering with low pulse rate of 50 beats per minute.

Can I take viagra (sildenafil) suffering with low pulse rate of 50 beats per minute.

Viagra (sildenafil): Viagra (sildenafil) can cause low blood pressure. That is why we don't give it with the drug family of nitroglycerine. If your blood pressure doesn't rise with sexual activity or if you just take viagra (sildenafil) and it lowers your BP while your heart is slow and it doesn't speed up, you could pass out. ...Read more

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Beta blocker (5 mg bystolic) @ am causing low pulse rate low 50 day time and high 30 to low 40 while sleep. Is this ok/any risk. I take amlodipine @pm

Beta blocker (5 mg bystolic) @ am causing low pulse rate low 50 day time and high 30 to low 40 while sleep. Is this ok/any risk. I take amlodipine @pm

Talk to your Dr: I would not call your beta blocker as the problem--it is not a high dose, and should not have that pronounced of an effect through the entire day into the night. You may just have a low resting heart rate, in which case other class (-es) of meds may be better options for you. Should discuss your concerns w/your dr--otherwise will never know about this! ...Read more

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Taking 5 mg bystolic (nebivolol) @ 8 pm causing low pulse rate day 50 to low 60 and while sleep high 30 to low 40. Can amlopdipine be substitute if you have cad.

Taking 5 mg bystolic (nebivolol) @ 8 pm causing low pulse rate day 50 to low 60 and while sleep high 30 to low 40. Can amlopdipine be substitute if you have cad.

Yes but: Amlodipine is beneficial in CAD but uses a different mechanism than bystolic (nebivolol). Amlodipine won't slow your heart at all. If you have angina, a bb is preferable. If you don't have angina, amlodipine is a good alternative. ...Read more

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My mother is 70 yrs old with high BP usually 170/90, low pulse rate of 55, low sodium and changes observed in echo. What is your advise?

My mother is 70 yrs old with high BP usually 170/90, low pulse rate of 55, low sodium and changes observed in echo. What is your advise?

Evaluate by doctor: High BP w slowish heart rate, abnormal heart function (abnl echo) and low sodium implies excessive activation of the renin angiotensin aldosterone system (causing free water retention and thereby lowering the sodium concentration in the bloodstream. This can lead to chf. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness and a low pulse rate (44-60 bpm). EKG, X-ray, blood work, CT scan are all normal except for low potassium.

What can cause dizziness and a low pulse rate (44-60 bpm). EKG, X-ray, blood work, CT scan are all normal except for low potassium.

Dizzy with low pulse: Hello JCortes, that's a really tough set of symptoms because there can be so many causes of dizziness. The first thing to come to my mind though when I hear low blood pressure though is medications, especially blood pressure medicine. If you're taking any medicine, prescribed or not prescribed, you should probably see your doctor or google them and check for common side effects. Good luck :) ...Read more

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Hello I experienced minor shortness of breath and slight dizziness last night. My ECG shows sinus bradycardia at pulse rate 47. I am 22 and a smoker.

Hello I experienced minor shortness of breath and slight dizziness last night. My ECG shows sinus bradycardia at pulse rate 47. I am 22 and a smoker.

Minor SOB, dizzy: May be reflux (GERD), independently or causing a mild reactive airway response or may be pulmonary asthma or cardiac. Would get an echocardiogram just to insure there is no cardiac abnormality. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a cardiologist not to do anything about sinus tachycardia? My pulse is always beating 124 or more and meds give me bad side effects.

Is it normal for a cardiologist not to do anything about sinus tachycardia? My pulse is always beating 124 or more and meds give me bad side effects.

Sinus tachycardia.: Has the cause of your sinus tachycardia been investigated? Treatment would necessarily depend on the cause. Hyperthyroidism? Anemia? Pain? Pheochromocytoma? There are causes of sinus tachycardia that should be investigated. ...Read more

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My mom is 65 yrs. Old with familial hyperlipidemia (5'2/128 lbs).She is having bradycardia when she sleeps and eats. Her pulse is 36.What is this?

My mom is 65 yrs. Old with familial hyperlipidemia (5'2/128 lbs).She is having bradycardia when she sleeps and eats. Her pulse is 36.What is this?

Bradycardia: It sounds severe bradycardia. It may be due to nerve condition in the heart having problem. Like atrioventricular block. She should see her doctor to check up. Sometime, it can be fatal. ...Read more

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Side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) can it cause low pulse?

Side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) can it cause low pulse?

Bradycardia?: I assume by "low pulse" you mean an inappropriately slow heart rate, or "bradycardia". According to the FDA (& the information inserted with the Zoloft (sertraline) package), during the trials for Zoloft (sertraline), there was no difference in heart rate or other cardiac parameters compared to placebo. HOWEVER, since it became available, cases of associated bradycardia have been reported & label was updated appropriately. ...Read more

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What makes low pulse rate high blood pressure?

What makes low pulse rate high blood pressure?

Many causes: There are many causes, including medications as well as heart disease. You should talk with your family practice doctor. ...Read more