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Doctor insights on: What Does A Low Pulse Rate Mean

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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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Please explain what does it means if my pulse rate is low after exercise?

Please explain what does it means if my pulse rate is low after exercise?

After rest?: I assume you mean after you've cooled down from exercise (that is, it was fast during exercise and then slowed down). That's a healthy response called "recovery time". If you're slow during exercise, you have a problem, see your doctor. If you're slow after exercise, you're a seasoned athlete. ...Read more

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What causes a moderately high blood pressure with a low pulse rate?

What causes a moderately high blood pressure with a low pulse rate?

Many causes: Many common causes include:
-a diet high in fat and cholesterol
-not exercising regularly or not exercising hard enough
-being overweight
-a family history of high blood pressure
-tobacco use
-stress
-some birth control medicines
-kidney and hormone problems. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if you have a low pulse rate but very high blood pressure?

What could be wrong if you have a low pulse rate but very high blood pressure?

A prompt evaluation: High blood pressure with a low pulse could be to due to a slow heart rate giving the heart has more time to fill so higher than normal volumes are pushed out creating high blood pressure. High blood pressure could signal your heart to slow down in an attempt to bring blood pressure down. There are other factors and prompt evaluation by a physician is indicated. ...Read more

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Is a low pulse rate with high blood pressure dangerous for an elderly woman?

Is a low pulse rate with high blood pressure dangerous for an elderly woman?

Depends.: Low pulse rate associated with symptoms or below 50 without meds probably requires some investigation. The degree of BP elevation determines how "dangerous" it is. In elderly patients it is often reasonable to accept higher baseline bp's rather than to push medications. If I can get a BP down to 140/90 range without side effects in an 80 year old I am generally pleased. ...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

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Why might someone have low pulse rate low blood pressure?

Why might someone have low pulse rate low blood pressure?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can you have a high blood pressure but low pulse rate?

Can you have a high blood pressure but low pulse rate?

Yes: Blood pressure is also affected by your peripheral blood vessels and can be high even if you have a low pulse rate. ...Read more

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How can I best cure high blood pressure with low pulse rate?

How can I best cure high blood pressure with low pulse rate?

Lifestyle changes: Try lifestyle changes first:
- don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product.
- lose weight if you're overweight.
- exercise regularly.
- eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat.
- limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake.
- try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. ...Read more

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What is the indication of normal blood pressure but low pulse rate?

What is the indication of normal blood pressure but low pulse rate?

Blood Pressure: Not sure what your are asking. Normal blood pressure with a low pulse rate may be normal or abnormal based on symptoms, medications, other disease process, general physical health. Vital signs are just that vital signs. There is a range considered normal but normal and abnormal results in and of themselves are neither good or bad. ...Read more

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How can I best find info on high blood pressure and low pulse rate?

How can I best find info on high blood pressure and low pulse rate?

Information: Best resources include:
medlineplus. Gov
familydoctor. Org

dr google is unfortunately not really your friend. ...Read more

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What's healthy but low pulse rate and low blood pressure?

What's healthy but low pulse rate and low blood pressure?

50-60 and 100/70: Low heart rate gives enough rest to the heart. Low healthy b.P gives less strain to blood vessels and the heart. ...Read more