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Why do I have a naturally slow pulse?

Why do I have a naturally slow pulse?

Fitness: People who exercise on a regular basis will tend to have a lower resting heartrate than others -- as long as it is not symptomatic (causing you to get light headed) it is probably normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

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


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What are the symptoms of possible problems associated with a slow pulse. 48 resting at 28?

What are the symptoms of possible problems associated with a slow pulse. 48 resting at 28?

Low heart rate: Lower resting heart rates can be seen in individuals who are very active and are fit in a cardiovascular sense. As long as the ekg shows sinus rhythm and no symptoms then we would continue to watch and observe. ...Read more

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Can a slow pulse slow down your weight gain due to low bmr?

Can a slow pulse slow down your weight gain due to low bmr?

Not really: Many reasons for low BMR and low pulse, no direct correlation. ...Read more

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Slow pulse 48/52 with palpitations i take half indrel 80 mg for the palpitations and have been for some years is this normal?

Slow pulse 48/52 with palpitations i take half indrel 80 mg for the palpitations and have been for some years is this normal?

Ask your DR if he'd: Consider stopping the Inderal (propranolol) or just taking it as needed for palpitation. Were u tested for thyroid condition? Have u had an echo and holter monitoring done? Ideal heart rate at rest is 60-90 beats/ minute. How's your blood pressure? Ask your dr for explanation of your symptom. Take care! ...Read more

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Doctor said I have an abnormally slow pulse, why is that a problem?

Doctor said I have an abnormally slow pulse, why is that a problem?

Low pulse: Depends on your age and the situation, in young active people it is not uncommon. However, if the low rate is accompanied with dizziness, lightheadedness, chest pain or shortness of breath then it may be too low. Or if there is evidence of abnormalities of the conduction system then it is concerning. Treatment is placement of a pacemaker. ...Read more

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Has anyone had irregular pulse, fast and slow pulse on ssri?

Has anyone had irregular pulse, fast and slow pulse on ssri?

Anything can hapoen: With any one patient and any medication. Let your doc know what is happening to you. ...Read more

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What's the effect of slow pulse rate (48-55) to my heart? Live longer?

What's the effect of slow pulse rate (48-55) to my heart? Live longer?

It is easier on it: Although it is easier on the heart than going fast, life expectancy is too complicated to be affected by just the pulse rate. ...Read more

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I have BP of 150/90 but a slow pulse when at rest of 50 or less. After physical effort I feel overly tired have palpitations and my BP rise even more.

Cardiologist: Get evaluated soon as you need to get blood pressure under control and look for reasons for your fatigue and bradycardia. Get echo to look at cardiac function and rule out valve abnormalities. ...Read more

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