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What would cause a low pulse rate on an elderly person?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: Many things

Medications are a common cause.
Electrical problems are another. An ekg and discussion with your doc is definitely warranted. A low pulse associated with symptoms of low cardiac output or a pulse below 30 require immediate attention.

In brief: Many things

Medications are a common cause.
Electrical problems are another. An ekg and discussion with your doc is definitely warranted. A low pulse associated with symptoms of low cardiac output or a pulse below 30 require immediate attention.
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