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Are some people more prone to getting slow heart rate?

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Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Less than 60 is abnormal, less than 50 typically causes symptoms.
Some medications also slow the heart. A serious athlete will often have a slow heart. I like to get an ekg to see what the rhythm of the heart is. Some slow heart beats are in a rhythm that is unsafe and would get worse with time. Also, the pacemaker part of the heart can be subject to aging and stop working properly.

In brief: Yes

Less than 60 is abnormal, less than 50 typically causes symptoms.
Some medications also slow the heart. A serious athlete will often have a slow heart. I like to get an ekg to see what the rhythm of the heart is. Some slow heart beats are in a rhythm that is unsafe and would get worse with time. Also, the pacemaker part of the heart can be subject to aging and stop working properly.
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