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53, m, toprolxl25mgx2. Hr at rest is consistant between 47-52bpm.Holter recorded as low as 35 during sleep. Dangerous? Will low hr lead to arrest?

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Dr. David Malpass
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: No

Your low resting heart rate is likely related to a combination of your intrinsic vagal tone (the way you are "wired") and the use of toprol (metoprolol) (a beta blocker) which causes a slower heart rate.
So long as you are not experiencing symptoms like dizziness, fainting, or excessive fatigue, those heart rates are acceptable and safe.

In brief: No

Your low resting heart rate is likely related to a combination of your intrinsic vagal tone (the way you are "wired") and the use of toprol (metoprolol) (a beta blocker) which causes a slower heart rate.
So long as you are not experiencing symptoms like dizziness, fainting, or excessive fatigue, those heart rates are acceptable and safe.
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