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

My heart rate is 52 bmp but it should be 70. Any problem from 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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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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Can lexapro cause low heart beat. On 20mg and my heart rate gets down to mid-50's sometimes. Is this normal?

Can lexapro cause low heart beat. On 20mg and my heart rate gets down to mid-50's sometimes. Is this normal?

Not likely but: Could be in you, try stopping lexapro and see. Low heart rate seen in athletes too 50s is ok ...Read more

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What problems can arise from a fetus with a slow heart rate?

What problems can arise from a fetus with a slow heart rate?

Fetal death: Very slow can cause fetal demise. Your OB would tell you if it was slow enough to be serious. ...Read more

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If your heart rate is 120 per minute can you have problems seeing I pass out dr told me to take another beta blocker to slow heart rate down feel good?

If your heart rate is 120 per minute can you have problems seeing I pass out dr told me to take another beta blocker to slow heart rate down feel good?

Tachycardia: It is a bit complicated to give a simple answer without the details of the your history and treatments, It is better for you to consult with cardiologist to evaluate the reason for the increased heart rate. Beta blocker will reduce the heart rate but why you have that problem need to be identified. ...Read more

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Can a slow heart rate cause water retention? Just looking for some answers, as I have suffered for years with this problem, and now I do have a slow heart rate, also pac which they say are benign.

Can a slow heart rate cause water retention? Just looking for some answers, as I have suffered for years with this problem, and now I do have a slow heart rate, also pac which they say are benign.

Generally : Generally no, as long as your heart function, specifically both the squeezing (systolic function) and relaxing (diastolic function) are normal. If those have not been evaluated previously then you can discuss getting an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) with your doctor. There are many things that can cause leg swelling, not just heart issues, including medication side effects and vascular issues in the legs. ...Read more

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Is it always a problem for an asthmatic to have beta blockers before a CT cardiac scan to slow heart rate? Thank you

Is it always a problem for an asthmatic to have beta blockers before a CT cardiac scan to slow heart rate? Thank you

Not always: It depends on how reactive or brochospastic your airways are. This is highly variable. Some people tolerate beta blockers well, especially the selective (beta 1) blockers. Other people are exquisitely sensitive. Also, it depends on how long it's been since you've had an asthma attack. If you had one yesterday, even if you feel well now, you're not back to nl yet. If you've been well, your prob ok. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid problem cause tenderness in legs, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, rapid and slow heart rate?

Can a thyroid problem cause tenderness in legs, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, rapid and slow heart rate?

Yes to all: Depending on the type of disease, the thyroid controls the metabolism and can cause muscle aches and hypo or hyper can increase or slow down heart beats or irregular heart beats and can affect respiratory pattern in many ways such as drive and hypo can cause hypoventilation. ...Read more

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I've started carvedilol to slow heart rate. My BP has always ran low which made me very tired. Today im very week. Is this normal? :

I've started carvedilol to slow heart rate. My BP has always ran low which made me very tired. Today im very week. Is this normal? :

Maybe: Carvedolol is a beta-blocker. This class of BP meds traditionally cause decreased heart rate and blood pressure. It is possible that you are feeling weak & tired because of the med and lowered blood pressure. You may get used to this, or you may be extra sensitive to this particular medicine. If you keep feeling tired & weak, you may need to lower the dose or change your medicine. ...Read more

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Started carvedilol to slow heart rate have always had low bp. Today I'm so week and tired just don't feel myself. Is this normal? What should I do?

Started carvedilol to slow heart rate have always had low bp. Today I'm so week and tired just don't feel myself. Is this normal? What should I do?

Need time: It takes 2 weeks for dose adjustments stay with the current dose you will start to feel better and every time dose changes you will feel bad before you reach your optimal dose. ...Read more

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Neph wants to prescribe me a beta-blocker for hypokalemic periodic paralysis. Little hesitant having low range Bp 90-110, and in past slow heart rate.

Neph wants to prescribe me a beta-blocker for hypokalemic periodic paralysis. Little hesitant having low range Bp 90-110, and in past slow heart rate.

Here are some ...: You should direct this Q to your treating Doc instead of fishing online alone because the information on line may come up with a vast yet conflicting diversifying opinions for the same question. So, talk with your doc so to reach a more reasonable care for your concern. Best wish ... ...Read more

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All cardiac exams are normal. PVCs occurring all day, slow heart rate, headache & blurred vision. All labs normal except low iron & glucose.?

All cardiac exams are normal.  PVCs occurring all day, slow heart rate, headache & blurred vision.  All labs normal except low iron & glucose.?

Anxiety related: If your cardiac work up is normal, the extra PVC, s you seem to be having may be due to some genetic predisposition. Unless you are having symptoms due to frequently occurring PVC's, I would focus on any anxiety issues or emotional stress that may be exacerbating the problem. Relaxation Exercises would be a good idea. Feel better ...Read more

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I got fast heart beat or heart rate without exercising my heart rate is 106 is that normal for my age at 21 can fear cause heart problems?

I got fast heart beat or heart rate without exercising my heart rate is 106 is that normal for my age at 21 can fear cause heart problems?

No, yes: That heart rate is high for a resting heart rate. Anxiety can sometimes contribute to an elevation in baseline heart rate. I would schedule an appointment with a primary care doctor for a medical checkup, that would be a good place to start. ...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, you're 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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I take 20 mg Benazripril in the am for hbp my heart rate resting is 50 to 64 bmp is this low, my Dr.hasn't mentioned any concerns?

I take 20 mg Benazripril in the am for hbp my heart rate resting is 50 to 64 bmp is this low, my Dr.hasn't mentioned any concerns?

Slow heart: Normal heart rates at rest vary from 55 -90 with 72 being average. 50/min may be OK for you unless you notice easy fatigue, shortness of breath with exertion or lightheadedness. Your physician, who knows all your findings, is best qualified to advise you. ...Read more

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My sister had a recient hospital stay and was put through a battery of tests. Was told she has braidiacardia, slow heart beat. Her heart rate for me (3 days now) has been in the 40s and low 50s. She had a spell that she was going unresponcive and was

My sister had a recient hospital stay and was put through a battery of tests. Was told she has braidiacardia, slow heart beat. Her heart rate for me (3 days now) has been in the 40s and low 50s. She had a spell that she was going unresponcive and was

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 she does 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. Since she appears to be symptomatic with that unresponsiveness spell, you or she should discuss concerns with her doctor as soon as possible. They may want to check an ekg and a few blood tests to rule out problems with her heart. It may also be worthwhile to seek the advice of a cardiologist (heart specialist) if her doctor is not sure what to do. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a stroke be caused by an irregular heart beat with a low heart rate?

Can a stroke be caused by an irregular heart beat with a low heart rate?

Yes, it is possible: Irregular heart beat (atrial fibrillation may cause stroke. As upper chambers of the heart (atria) do not contract effectively and blood tends to clot due to slow flow or stasis in these chambers. With occaissional normal beats or convertion to normal rythm may cause these clots to break loose and block the circulation in the brain. That is why in most cases blood thinners are prescribed. ...Read more

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My son did not pass his physical, the doctor said he had a double heart beat, with a low heart rate. What could be the cause? Should I be worried?

My son did not pass his physical, the doctor said he had a double heart beat, with a low heart rate. What could be the cause? Should I be worried?

Depends: It is not unusual for an athletic male 14 year old to have a low resting heart rate, this often is normal. "Double Heart Beat" could be a "premature ventricular contraction" which occur normally in teens, and can be heard on exam. I am concerned that you have these lingering questions following your evaluation! Follow your doc's recommendations for evaluation. Don't worry, but pursue answers ...Read more

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My son took a physical and did not pass. The doctor said she could hear a double heart beat. The doctor also said he has a low heart rate, should I worry?

My son took a physical and did not pass. The doctor said she could hear a double heart beat. The doctor also said he has a low heart rate, should I worry?

Cardio eval: The answer to your question really relates to your son's age, any other underlying medical conditions, medications and overall fitness level. An evaluation with a cardiologist is warranted. The final answer will depend on the results of this evaluation. Try to stay calm in the interim! ...Read more

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Hello doctors! I am experiencing shortness of breath and my heart beat rate is 68bpm. Please suggest me, why I am facing breathing problem?

Hello doctors! I am experiencing shortness of breath and my heart beat rate is 68bpm. Please suggest me, why I am facing breathing problem?

You need to be check: The shortness of breath foer a 26 years old needs to be evaluated by your physician or a pulmonologist. You need a thoroogh history and physical exam and if indicated pulmonaru function test/blood test/xray chest/ekg etc. You should not waste any time and should consult your doctor or go to er if shortness of breath is persisting
it can be due to asthma, anemia, other conditions in lungs or heart. ...Read more

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Feel like gonna pass out lately. Light headed trouble breathing. When I get a workout or run my heart beat starts low and weak and major headaches. Can this be something closing on my heart or in my blood? Or heart problem

Feel like gonna pass out lately. Light headed trouble breathing. When I get a workout or run my heart beat starts low and weak and major headaches. Can this be something closing on my heart or in my blood? Or heart problem

There are many: Possible explanations for the symptoms you are experiencing including cardiac, pulmonary, arrhythmia and neurovascular issues. This cannot be diagnosed over the internet. Get checked out by a health care professional as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I went for my 1st ultrasound. I'm 6w1d heartbeat was too low to hear but dr said it was between 110-115 is this a good heart rate for 6w or low? P3g0

I went for my 1st ultrasound. I'm 6w1d heartbeat was too low to hear but dr said it was between 110-115 is this a good heart rate for 6w or low? P3g0

Very early: A baby's heart rate barely becomes visible around 6 weeks. At 6 weeks and 1 day, the "flicker" may or may not be seen. I would suggest repeating the sonogram in 2 weeks to get a better image and confirm the heartbeat. In the meantime, don't dwell on the heart rate. Concentrate on keeping yourself healthy for your baby. ...Read more

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I've been to the docs they say my heart is fine but my heart rate is always low and I get shortness of breath and my heart beats sometimes skip why?

I've been to the docs they say my heart is fine but my heart rate is always low and I get shortness of breath and my heart beats sometimes skip why?

?anxiety: It is good you had your heart checked out and found to be healthy. Other causes, including anxiety can sometimes cause these types of symptoms. Keep following up with your dr. And maybe other causes and treatments can be investigated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have benign irregular heartbeat, also normal low blood pressure, heart rate went low in 50s on monitor. Can this cause dizziness- room spinning kind?

Have benign irregular heartbeat, also normal low blood pressure, heart rate went low in 50s on monitor. Can this cause dizziness- room spinning kind?

Bradycardia: Bradycardia with hypotension can cause dizziness but room spinning kind still usually from a vestibular source such as benign positional vertigo, labarynthitis, or other causes. You need a full history and exam thyroid levels holter monitor and expert cardiology consult today. ...Read more

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Getting irregular heartbeats on home BP monitor. Recent physical showed no issues. Is the potassium in Losartan 25mg causing this. Low heart rate 55.?

Getting irregular heartbeats on home BP monitor. Recent physical showed no issues. Is the potassium in Losartan 25mg causing this. Low heart rate 55.?

The accuracy of home: Monitors to assess rhythm is poor at best in particular at slow heart rates. The potassium in Losartan is less than what you get in a glass of OJ. Irregular heart beats can only truly be assessed with electrocardiography not pressure pulsemetry. I would suggest you ignore the monitor and continue your losartan as prescribed. Alert your health care provider if you have rapid heart beats. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to have a very slow heart rate?

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 more

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My grandma said that she has a slow heart rate what does it mean in numbers?

My grandma said that she has a slow heart rate what does it mean in numbers?

Bradycardia: The "normal" heart rate during wake is 60-100 beats per minute. This is not the same for sleep. Sinus bradycardia (heart rate less than 60) can be completely normal during sleep. This being said, many medications slow the heart rate on top of this. It is not uncommon when I look at a sleep study that someone can have heart rates in the 30s and be asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Does mpv cause a fast or slow heart rate?

Does mpv cause a fast or slow heart rate?

What is MPV?: I have checked a dictionary for acronyms and cannot find this one. Am pretty sure you don't mean "Muslims for Progressive Values" (one of the ones I found). The only medical term I know for MPV is "mean platelet volume" which is term found on complete blood counts. Please clarify. ...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


Bmp (Definition)

The BMP, or “basic metabolic panel” is a blood test for sodium, chloride, potassium, carbon dioxide, BUN, creatinine and glucose. It’s considered one of the “routine” ...Read more