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Low blood pressure and low heart rate in athletes. Is it more in women or in men, or equally?

Low blood pressure and low heart rate in athletes. Is it more in women or in men, or equally?

Equal: Both men and women adapt to athletic exercise in much the same way. Both often develop a lower heart rate and lower blood pressure at rest. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more


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Low blood pressure and low heart rate in runners. Am I at risk for an abnormal arrhythmia setting in?

Low blood pressure and low heart rate in runners. Am I at risk for an abnormal arrhythmia setting in?

No: Very well conditioned athletes typically have low resting heart rates and low normal blood pressure that are a result of their excellent physical shape and not because of underlying heart disease. Now, if you are feeling faint, dizzy, light headed, weak or unwell in any other way seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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On Percocet,accidentally bite a little of pill 10/325 while taking it. Send him to hospital with low blood pressure and low heart rate, what happened?

On Percocet,accidentally bite a little of pill 10/325 while taking it. Send him to hospital with low blood pressure and low heart rate, what happened?

Opiod overdose: Opiod narcotics have several analgesic (anti pain) effects, however, they also slow our heart and our breathing (cardiopulmonary repression). An overdose can cause death because a person can potentially stop breathing and one's heart can stop. Thankfully, there are medicines like narcan (naloxone) which block the effects of opioids and can reverse the effects if the patient can be helped in time. CPR 1st. ...Read more

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Why might someone have low blood pressure low heart rate and dizziness?

Why might someone have low blood pressure low heart rate and dizziness?

Heart condition: This is likely a heart condition that needs to be evaluated asap. When the heart is not working efficiently or effectively, the heart may not pump as fast as it should or as strong as it should. This will limit blood flow equaling low blood pressure. This will cause less blood flow going to the brain and hence causing dizziness. ...Read more

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Does having low blood pressure equal low heart rate?

Does having low blood pressure equal low heart rate?

No: A person can have low blood pressure with a low heart rate, a normal heart rate, or a high heart rate. Likewise, a person can have a low heart rate, and have low blood pressure, normal blood pressure, or high blood pressure. ...Read more

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I suffer from a low heart rate and low blood pressure. What can be done?

I suffer from a low heart rate and low blood pressure. What can be done?

If no symptoms : Associated with the low hr and bp, that's normal. My hr is 50 and BP is 94/50 and i don't have any problems other than vertigo while in a fishing trip. But i take Antivert (meclizine) and keep going fishing. How low? ...Read more

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Why do I experience a low heart rate with normal/high blood pressure and a high heart rate with low blood pressure? Thanks

Why do I experience a low heart rate with normal/high blood pressure and a high heart rate with low blood pressure? Thanks

No Easy Answers from: A distance. Everything you describe is a behavior/sign/symptom, none causal. Heart rate, strength of contraction (both heart functions) ; BP (mean arteriole resistance) are all controlled 24/7, split-second by split-second, by our brain/mind at below conscious, autonomic nervous system level. While alterations in heart muscle size & function (usual doc focus) are also a factor, these are secondary ...Read more

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Low blood pressure, lack of urination, no appetite, heart flutters and pounds at times, tingling in left arm, low heart rate, 4 lead EKG showed fine?

Low blood pressure, lack of urination, no appetite, heart flutters and pounds at times, tingling in left arm, low heart rate, 4 lead EKG showed fine?

Many issues: You mention several symptoms. Some, all, or none of them may be related. With regard to heart "flutters, " "pounds, " and "low heart rate, " you should do a 30-day heart monitor so that your symptoms can be correlated to your heart rhythm. A "normal" ekg is not helpful if you were not having symptoms at the moment it was taken. Other symptoms can be investigated after heart is sorted out. ...Read more

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How might you have high blood pressure but a low heart rate?

How might you have high blood pressure but a low heart rate?

They aren't: necessarily related, blood pressure can be from constricted vessels even if heart output low, and they can be controlled by different blood chemicals ...Read more

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Why might someone have low heart rate and blood pressure?

Why might someone have low heart rate and blood pressure?

Nature/ Genes: Low blood pressure and low pulse may be normal in people who always have been like that. They are of concern when they change significantly from the baseline BP or pulse. Pulses too low at any point of life (less than 40 ) are of concern. Athletes develope pulses in the 50s. Medicines may cause bradycardia in the 50s (digoxin, beta or calcium blockers (metoprolol, atenolol, diltiazem, verapamil. ...Read more

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Is low heart rate of 60 and high blood pressure 154/92 bad for surgery?

Is low heart rate of 60 and high blood pressure 154/92 bad for surgery?

Yes it may be: It depends on the surgery.There is incresed chance of blood loss during and after the surgery it is advisable to lower systolic to less than 140, if it is elective surgery. Emergency surgery can be done with elevated blood pressure as anesthetist can monitor the blood pressure and keep it under control during surgery and post op BP can be monitored by internist or family physician. ...Read more

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What could be causing low heart rate and high blood pressure at the same time? None of my physicians can answer...30 yr old african american female

What could be causing low heart rate and high blood pressure at the same time? None of my physicians can answer...30 yr old african american female

Dysautonomia: Heart rate and blood pressure are controlled from the lower brain via the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. You may find that the blood pressures in two arms are different when measured by 2 people at the same time. Commonest cause is sugar in all its forms inducing a secondary deficiency of vitamin b complex--particularly true if the systolic is high while the diastolic is relatively low. ...Read more

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Does my 53yr old husband need to be concerned about a blood pressure of 145/89? Could this be causing a very slow heart rate recovery from exercise?

Does my 53yr old husband need to be concerned about a blood pressure of 145/89? Could this be causing a very slow heart rate recovery from exercise?

Is heart a concern?: Your concern would obviously be heart related. High BP could contribute to heart disease. And a slow heart rate recovery after exercise could indicate the presence of heart disease as well (or perhaps simply deconditioning). At his age with those factors, I think a stress test is in order. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tachycardia and low blood pressure? i.e 88/58 mm Hg and heart rate 110 bpm

Dehydration: The most common cause of combined low blood pressure and high heart rate would be dehydration. Anemia could also cause a higher heart rate, but not likely the low BP. Other less common causes might include hemorrhage or significant blood loss, abnormal magnesium or potassium levels. It is normal for the heart to beat faster when the blood pressure drops. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Mark Pack
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more