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Echo, X-ray, blood work, stress test all normal. Will take CCBs for the PVCs but worried about lowering heart rate at rest (avg rest rate 53).?

Can/bradycardia . There are several CCBs that will decrease PVCs very effectively, that when monitored properly will not significantly further lower your pulse. It's a matter of effectiveness vs side effects. I take it those PVCs are causing you symptoms? If not, in a healthy person with normal anatomical/functional heart there is no reason to treat these... . Read more...

My stress test came back with significant shortness of breath and inadequate heart rate recovery. Are these findings normal cause doc did not followup?

Sob. You should discuss the test with your doctor and ask what the interpretation of the test is. Shortness of breath and abnormal heart rate recovery can be signficant findings even if the ecg remained normal. They can also relate to just being 'out of shape'. You doctor should be able to explain about this to you. Read more...

I have a slow heart rate, also extra beats, which they tell me are benign. Stress test ok, my thyroid is stable with meds. Why do I have these symptom?

Stress, Perhaps. Learn to relax deeply and let go of stress, and especially any anxiety or inner pressure (http://drmiller.Pinnaclecart.Com/balance-mind-and-emotions/abolish-anxiety-2-cds/28 is a valuable program). Sometimes the generalized irritability of the nervous system may have a role to play. If a week of sheer relaxation in a vacation place diminishes the extra beats, think stress. More at drmiler.Com. Read more...
Possibilities... ..Include low serum potassium (from anti-bp or other rx), "escape" heart beats that occur when one's hr is unusually low from stress, rx, exercise fitness or underlying alternative electrical cardiac pathways. Not a bad idea to seek cardiology advice. Read more...

Cardiology:Can people have a normal heart even though they reach the maximum heart rate on an treadmill stress test quickly?

Yes . If you are severely dehydrated or deconditioned (out of shape), your heart rate can quickly go up on treadmill test. You could still have normal heart. However, it does predict you will have higher risk of heart disease just the fact your heart rate went up quickly to maximum with minimal exertion. Answer would be to start regular aerobic exercise (fast walking, running, jogging, swimming, cycling. Read more...
Yes. If you reach your target quickly it means you are not conditioned. You need to exercise more and build up your endurance. Marathon runners never reach their "target." Read more...
No. A normal heart rate is between 60--100. Above 100 is tachycardia and below 60 is bradycardia. With that being said, a fast heart rate is normal if exercising and a slow heart rate is normal if sleeping. Read more...