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What does it mean to have a slow heart beat? Will you someday need a pacemaker?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In your age group it is unlikely to be pathological, the most common pathology leading to a slow heart rate in your age group is hypothyroidism, but probably even more commonly, low heart rate is encountered because the person is conditioned.
Predicting a future need for pacemaker because a person has a low heart rate when young is not based on any reliable data, unless pathologic to begin with.

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In your age group it is unlikely to be pathological, the most common pathology leading to a slow heart rate in your age group is hypothyroidism, but probably even more commonly, low heart rate is encountered because the person is conditioned.
Predicting a future need for pacemaker because a person has a low heart rate when young is not based on any reliable data, unless pathologic to begin with.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Athletic condition

Slow hr could be due to physical conditioning.
Agree that cannot predict future need pacemaker based on resting heart rate.

In brief: Athletic condition

Slow hr could be due to physical conditioning.
Agree that cannot predict future need pacemaker based on resting heart rate.
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
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