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Is it dangerous to have a low heart rate? How dangerous?
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not per se
A low heart rate is not in itself dangerous.
Many well conditioned athletes have low resting heart rates with excellent cardiac health. A low heart rate that associated with cardiac disease may be an entirely different story. Resting heart rates less than 30 or low rates associated with symptoms always need investigation.

In brief: Not per se
A low heart rate is not in itself dangerous.
Many well conditioned athletes have low resting heart rates with excellent cardiac health. A low heart rate that associated with cardiac disease may be an entirely different story. Resting heart rates less than 30 or low rates associated with symptoms always need investigation.
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually not if no sx
One sign of good cardiovascular fitness is a low resting heart rate.
A low hr that does not increase with exercise might present with dizziness with exercise and could represent sinus node dysfunction (a problem with the normal pacemaker) or a problem with electrical conduction in the heart. If you have dizzy spells, an evaluation with an ECG might be worthwhile.

In brief: Usually not if no sx
One sign of good cardiovascular fitness is a low resting heart rate.
A low hr that does not increase with exercise might present with dizziness with exercise and could represent sinus node dysfunction (a problem with the normal pacemaker) or a problem with electrical conduction in the heart. If you have dizzy spells, an evaluation with an ECG might be worthwhile.
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
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