What are the consequences for decreased heart rate that varies with respiration?

Probably nothing. Heart rate varies with respiration normally. It is usually not sensible however. A low heart rate may be a normal occurrence in a conditioned person, however if the low heart rate causes fatigue, dizziness or passing out episodes, it needs to be evaluated. Usually, a treadmill stress test is done to see if the heart rate responds appropriately, if not, the person may need a pacemaker.

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Tell me what results in a decreased heart rate?

Different things. It can be normal in a conditioned person (athlete), or it can be caused from pathology in the heart or the thyroid (hypothyroidism) gland. In your age group, the common things are: normally low heart rate due to regular exercise and possibly hypothyroidism; other causes are pretty rare. Read more...

How to tell why I have a slow heart rate?

Do you? Most common reason to have slow heart rate is athlete's heart from over-training. But what do you mean by slow heart rate? As it still could be normal at your age to have 40 BPM if you are in good shape. Another caveat is: how do you know the heart rate is taken correctly? Sometimes extra beats will not show at the wrist and the count could be artificially low. If you are worried, discuss with md. Read more...

What is the risk of having a slow heart rate?

Low. Slow heart rates that do not cause symptoms such as fainting or low blood pressure usually are not a problem. Trained athletes are noted to often have extremely slow heart rates. Read more...

Does mpv cause a fast or slow heart rate?

What is MPV? I have checked a dictionary for acronyms and cannot find this one. Am pretty sure you don't mean "Muslims for Progressive Values" (one of the ones I found). The only medical term I know for MPV is "mean platelet volume" which is term found on complete blood counts. Please clarify. Read more...

Can my slow heart rate affect my metabolism?

Slow heart rate . Can be a sign of a healthy heart and good physical condition. But also can be due to medications to treat high blood pressure and possibly associated with uncontrol hypothyroidism ( low clinical thyroid hormone level ) and a heart electrical conduction problem. Low hr won't slow your metabolism. Read more...