Many athletes who compete at high levels of exertion have slow heart rates at rest.
This is a sign of a well conditioned athlete
. However, sometimes the body's pacemaker
located within the heart is not working correctly resulting in slow heart rate
. In this circumstance slow heart rate may have nothing to do with good health.
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