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63 yr old male with CAD and heart disease. Can't get heart rate out of 80's on treadmill or recumbent bike. Do not take any blood pressure drugs.

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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine
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In brief: CAD

As long as you don't have any symptoms like dizziness, loss of consciousness, you don't have to worry about the heart rate.
Resting heart rate more than 50 is acceptable. Some athletic persons has slower heartrate. If this low heart rate is something new, you should see your doc asap.

In brief: CAD

As long as you don't have any symptoms like dizziness, loss of consciousness, you don't have to worry about the heart rate.
Resting heart rate more than 50 is acceptable. Some athletic persons has slower heartrate. If this low heart rate is something new, you should see your doc asap.
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
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Dr. James Chapman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: exercise HR

If you are not on a beta-blocker or calcium channel blocker, then there may be a problem with your heart's own pacemaker.
The inability for your heart rate to respond appropriately to exercise is called chronotropic incompetance, and is sometimes treated with a pacemaker. Talk to your doc.

In brief: exercise HR

If you are not on a beta-blocker or calcium channel blocker, then there may be a problem with your heart's own pacemaker.
The inability for your heart rate to respond appropriately to exercise is called chronotropic incompetance, and is sometimes treated with a pacemaker. Talk to your doc.
Dr. James Chapman
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