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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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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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Is low heart rate a problem?

Is low heart rate a problem?

Possibly: If it causes symptoms of lightheadednes, dizziness, fatigue and /or low blood pressure. See your doctor. Read more

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What are the consequences of a low heart rate during nst?

What are the consequences of a low heart rate during nst?

Fetal distress, C/S.: Abnormally low fetal heart rate during non-stress testing of the pregnancy can lead to fetal distress/hypoxia/acidemia and necessitate urgent or emergent delivery via cesarean section. Read more

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What causes really low heart rate ranges between 30 and 50?

What causes really low heart rate ranges between 30 and 50?

Nodal dysfunction: If you have a slow heart beat you should be checked. It is possible you may have dysfunction in your conduction system of the heart. Some medications could be attributing factor. See your md. Read more

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Is pindolol safe with a low heart rate?

Is pindolol safe with a low heart rate?

Maybe not: If heart rate is already less than 60, and a beta blocker (pindolol) is to be added, then heart rate willbe further lowered, possibly enough to case side effects or decrease cardiac output. If the patient has already been fully evaluated, a cardiologist may still add a low-dose beta blocker in some cases, in order to reduce the oxygen demand of the heart muscle. Read more

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How low is a low heart rate and how does in relate to beat blockers used for anxiety?

How low is a low heart rate and how does in relate to beat blockers used for anxiety?

Less than 60: Less than 60 beats per minute is considered slow. Beta-blockers decrease heart rate and blunt the stress response. If you are having excessively slow heart rates while taking beta-blockers you should talk with your doctor about lowering the dose or a different medication. Read more

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My dr said I have a low heart rate how dangerous is this. I have constant chest pains?

My dr said I have a low heart rate how dangerous is this. I have constant chest pains?

It depends: How low the rate is, and if you have symptoms such dizziness, fainting. Also I hope you had an ekg a stress tests and possible a 24 hour monitoring your heart rate. I cardiloogist has to examine you! Read more

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What to do if I have pacemaker for low heart rate today I'm runnin high 90's BP 133/ 91?

What to do if I have pacemaker for low heart rate today I'm runnin high 90's BP 133/ 91?

Pacemaker: The pacemaker is likely programmed to stimulate your heart if your intrinsic rate falls below a programmed rate like 60 or 70 beats a minute. If your heart is going 90 on its own, the pacer is just monitoring to see how fast the heart is going and will 'kick in' if your heart slows to under the programmed rate. Read more

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What if there is no pulse but there is a low heart rate in a person, do I have to do a cpr?

How do you know if: There is a lower hr in that person? . Two ways, by pulse or by ECG monitor. If there is no pulse anywhere and the person have electrical activity by ECG and there is unresponsiveness, you are in pulseless electrical activity (pea). And CPR need to be started. Read more

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I have a low heart rate around 45 BPM with chest pains are there any activities I shouldn't do?

I have a low heart rate around 45 BPM with chest pains are there any activities I shouldn't do?

Cardiologist: If 45 BPM is not your usual heart rate and you're now having chest pains, the main activity you need to do right now is go to an er for emergency evaluation. If this is a chronic state for you, you need to ask your cardiologist about your exercise tolerance. This can be assessed, and depending on your clinical status some form of cardiac rehabilitation may help you. Good luck. Read more

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I have a low heart rate but I'm overweight? A low heart rate is better than a high heart rate right?

I have a low heart rate but I'm overweight? A low heart rate is better than a high heart rate right?

Not necessarily: It depends on how low the heart rate is and whether the heart rhythm is normal or abnormal. A high resting heart rate is more indicative of heart disease or other types of medical problems than a low resting heart rate so long as the low heart rate is not too low. Read more

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Can a spinal tap cause low heart rate? If not what could cause low heart rate? What am I @ risk of due to having low heart rate? How to gain normalhr

Can a spinal tap cause low heart rate? If not what could cause low heart rate? What am I @ risk of due to having low heart rate? How to gain normalhr

Lumbar puncture: A spinal tap would not normally cause a low heart rate, if you have a persistent low heart rate that is symptomatic a consultation with a cardiologist would be the best route to go. Read more

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Is a low heart rate normal?

Is a low heart rate normal?

Low heart rate: It depends on how low and how physically fit. Athletes can have heart rates in the 40's and be normal. Read more

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Is a low heart rate while exercising healthful?

Is a low heart rate while exercising healthful?

Depends: Slow heart rate resting is not harmful and may indicate an athletic (healthy) physiology. Hr should increase, at least relatively, with exercise - failure to increase is a sign of conduction system disease (chronotropic incompetence). If associated with progressive loss of exercise capacity, treatment may be indicated. This can all be determined easily on a treadmill stress test. Read more

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What are the possible causes of a low heart rate during nst?

What are the possible causes of a low heart rate during nst?

Normal or...: I assume you mean the baby's heart rate. Drops can be normal, but can also represent a problem that may require that you be delivered immediately. Direct this question to your obgyn right away! Good luck! Read more

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Magnesium good for low heart rate?

Magnesium good for low heart rate?

No: Magnesium is an essential mineral for normal cardiac conduction and acts as an anti-arrhythmic but will not speed up the heart. Read more

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Is it dangerous to have a low heart rate? How dangerous?

Is it dangerous to have a low heart rate? How dangerous?

Not per se: A low heart rate is not in itself dangerous. Many well conditioned athletes have low resting heart rates with excellent cardiac health. A low heart rate that associated with cardiac disease may be an entirely different story. Resting heart rates less than 30 or low rates associated with symptoms always need investigation. Read more

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What is a dangerously low heart rate for 80 year old women?

What is a dangerously low heart rate for 80 year old women?

Normal HR is: 60-100. Anything lower than 60 specially if associated with dizziness/unsteadiness, shortness of breath, chest pain or other symptoms will need fast evaluation. 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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